Taliban abduct 27 Helmand peace marchers in Farah province
The Taliban militants have abducted 27 members of Helmand
peace marchers, also known as People’s Peace Movement (PPM), in Balabuluk
district of the western Farah province, said spokesperson of the peace convoy,
According to Watandost, the PPM members were abducted
yesterday, Sunday, December 24, in the area, and there is no details about their
He said that they have already started their efforts to
release the abductees and the Taliban spokespersons have demanded more time to
coordinate the issue with commanders of the militant group.
Seven members of the PPM had also been kidnapped on October
19 in Logar province but they were released after seven hours.
The PPM started their new move of traveling across all 34 provinces by car on December 08 from Helmad province. The move titled “From Helmand to Helmand” is aimed at encouraging the warring parties to sign a “ceasefire”, make peace, and end the war in Afghanistan.
The PPM which caught national and international attentions
was primarily initiated after a devastating suicide attack targeted an open-air
wrestling match in Lashkargah, capital city of Helmand province, during Afghan
New Year festivities in March 2018.