10 May 2017

News Story: Overnight operations kill 8 Taliban militants in N. Afghanistan

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, May 9 (Xinhua) -- At least eight Taliban militants were killed and 14 others sustained injuries during overnight operations in Ashkashim district of the northern Badakhshan province, army official General Mohammad Jalal said Tuesday.

The operations, according to the official, were launched at 02:00 a.m. local time Tuesday and so far four villages had also been liberated from the clutches of insurgents.

Taliban militants who overrun Zebak district over weekend and have been attempting to capture the neighboring Ashkashim district haven't commented on the situation.

Read the full story at Xinhua