07 August 2017

News Story: 34 militants killed during cleanup operation in N. Afghan province

An Afghan Police Officer (File Photo)
KABUL, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Thirty-four Taliban militants were killed and 29 others injured after Afghan police launched a Special Operation in the restive northern province of Baghlan, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.

"General Command of Police Special Units launched a large-scale counter-insurgency operation in Baghlan-e-Markazi district, Baghlan province, killing 34 insurgents and injuring 29 others," it said in a statement.

The raid was conducted in the wake of a series of Taliban-led attacks on security checkpoints and regular blockage of a highway, which connects the capital of Kabul to three northern provinces, by the militants.

Read the full story at Xinhua