The Taliban on Tuesday abducted at least 25 passengers who were travelling from Balkhab district of Sar-e-Pul province to Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, said Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for Balkh’s governor.
The incident occurred in an area around Kushinda district of Balkh.
Women were also among the travelers.
But, the Taliban later released the female hostages.
No details however were given about the identity of the passengers.
The Taliban so far has not responded to the claim.