Taliban insurgents kidnapped eight Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers on Friday night from a check post in Badghis province, local officials said Saturday.
Governor of Badghis, Mohammad Anwar Ishaqzai, confirmed the incident and said a Taliban commander, along with a number of his fighters, attacked a check post in Ab Kamari district on Friday night. He said the insurgents captured the soldiers and took them and their weapons.
According to officials, there is no news so far of their whereabouts.
In a separate incident early Saturday, the Taliban killed four policemen in Zabul province. They also made off with their weapons and took with them two police Ranger vehicles.