KABUL -- Local authorities and security officials freed at least 42 civilians from Nangarhar province from "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) captivity, Khaama Press reported Sunday (February 26).
The civilians were kidnapped in Pacheragam District four months ago. Further details of their liberation were not disclosed.
In Mohammad Agha District, Logar Province, the Taliban abducted the five engineers on February 24, said district governor Mohammad Nasir Amin, according to a Sunday (February 26) Afghanistan Times report.
Tribal elders are in contact with the Taliban to free the engineers, said Amin.