Since last year, the activists have travelled to various parts of the country to demand peace and a ceasefire [File: AFP]

Taliban fighters have kidnapped more than two dozen activists, whose convoy was going village-to-village to rally for peace, in Afghanistan‘s western Farah province, local officials said on Wednesday. 

Massoud Bakhtawar, the deputy governor of Farah, said the activists were travelling with six cars from Herat to neighbouring Farah on Tuesday evening when their convoy was stopped by the Taliban. 

Bakhtawar said 27 activists were taken to an unknown location. Another official put the number abducted at 26.


Bismillah Watandost, a member of the People’s Peace Movement group, said the activists had planned to travel to various parts of Farah to call for peace

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