“…as a result of the United States military, [the] Taliban no longer is in existence. And the people of Afghanistan are now free.”
Taliban militants recently kidnapped and killed between 30 and 40 bus passengers in southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Sunday.
Afghan officials identified the victims as civilians, but a Taliban spokesman said the group’s fighters arrested and killed 27 Afghan soldiers.
The incident happened on Thursday in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar Province, a dangerous Taliban-controlled area.