Afghan doughnut shops decimated. “Taliban militants abduct 50 policemen in Afghanistan,” from Reuters, March 27 (thanks to Ima):
ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) — Taliban insurgents abducted around 50 off-duty Afghan policemen in an ambush in a volatile province in northeastern Afghanistan, the militant group and provincial officials said on Sunday….
The policemen were abducted by militants in the Chapa Dara district of remote northeastern Kunar province after returning from neighboring Nuristan province where they had traveled to collect their salaries, Nuristan governor Jamaluddin Badr said.
“The policemen were in civilian clothes and had no weapons with them,” Badr told Reuters from Nuristan.
Mohammad Farooq, a senior police officer in Nuristan, confirmed around 50 policemen had been kidnapped by insurgents.
In an email statement sent to media, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Islamist group was holding 50 policemen and the group’s military council for the area would decide their fate.
Kunar and Nuristan are remote and mountainous provinces that share a porous border with lawless areas of neighboring Pakistan, where insurgents are said to have safe havens from which they launch attacks into Afghanistan….
More indication of the reliable anti-terror aid we have bought with all those billions we’ve given to Pakistan.