Taliban Kill 17 Captured Afghan Army Soldiers

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KABUL: Taliban insurgents killed as many as 17 Afghan National Army soldiers in a single episode in northern Badakhshan Province, an area that has been generally quiet and far from insurgent strongholds until recent months, according to accounts from Afghan officials on Wednesday.

The case began when a supply convoy of Afghan soldiers was attacked by the insurgents on Sunday, with one soldier killed and 23 others captured in the rugged Warduj District, according to Abdul Marouf Rasikh, spokesman for the provincial governor in Badakhshan.

Negotiations using tribal elders as go-betweens were carried out and six of the soldiers were released alive, but another 16 were executed by the insurgents, Mr. Rasikh said. Their bodies were turned over to the authorities by the same elders, he said.

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