21 June 2017

News Story: Fighting in northern Afghan province leaves 21 dead

An Afghan Police Officer (File Photo)
SHIBERGHAN, Afghanistan, June 20 (Xinhua) -- A total of 21 people, including 13 militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group, have been killed as the armed group stormed Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province on Monday, a local official said Tuesday.

Hundreds of IS militants, according to Darzab district Governor Baz Mohammad, attacked security checkpoints in Darzab district Monday afternoon to overrun the district headquarters and since then fierce fighting has been ongoing.

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