Taliban kill 16 bus passengers in northern Afghanistan

 The Taliban on Tuesday pulled passengers from several buses in northern Afghanistan, killed at least 16 of them and took dozens of others hostage, officials said.

Kunduz: The Taliban on Tuesday pulled passengers from several buses in northern Afghanistan, killed at least 16 of them and took dozens of others hostage, officials said.

"The Taliban shot dead 16 passengers," said Sayed Mahmood Danish, spokesman for the governor of Kunduz province, where the incident occurred. Police commander Shir Aziz Kamawal gave a slightly higher death toll of 17.

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