The Afghanistan Taliban has used biometric screening devices on bus passengers in the restive Kunduz province, according to local officials.Hayat Lala Amiri, the Khanabad district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the insurgents stopped a passenger bus going from Takhar province to Kabul at 6.00am.He said the rebels conducted a biometric check on passengers and their mobile phones. The apparent objective was to determine whether there were government officials aboard the bus.Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed the fighters had access to the biometric system in different areas, including Kunduz. But he said nothing about today's incident.Some months back, the Interior Ministry denied reports about Taliban's possession of the biometrics system. It had then called the movement's claim part of the propaganda war.