28 July 2017

News Story: Afghan president visits militancy-plagued Helmand province

KABUL, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid a visit to the militancy-plagued Helmand province on Thursday to assess the security situation there, said a provincial official.

The official, who declined to be named, said that the president's plane landed at Shorab airbase at around 9:00 a.m. local time (0430 GMT).

According to the official, the president would meet the families of the victims who were killed in an airstrike in Gershk district last week.

Read the full story at Xinhua