17 May 2017

News Story: 32 militants killed in northern Afghanistan

PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Up to 32 armed insurgents have been killed as government forces launched counter-offensive to foil Taliban attacks in Burka district of northern Afghanistan's Baghlan province, provincial police chief Ekramudin Sarih said Tuesday.

"Taliban rebels launched multi-pronged attacks early Tuesday to overrun Burk district but their attempts have been foiled following counter-offensive and the militants, after leaving 32 bodies, fled away," Sarih told reporters at a press conference here.

Several militants have been injured in the firefight, the official said.

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