15 September 2017

News Story: Gun battle kills six militants in northeastern Afghanistan

Afghan Police Officer (File Photo)
TALUQAN, Afghanistan, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- At least six militants were killed Thursday in a gun battle between police and Taliban fighters in Takhar Province in northeastern Afghanistan, local security official Malik Ahmad Tatar said.

Taliban fighters, according to the official, stormed Hazara Qashlaq area in Yangi Qala district Thursday morning and police retaliated, triggering the gun battle which lasted for a few hours.

Read the full story at Xinhua