03 July 2017

News Story: 13 pro-government militiamen killed by Taliban in northern Afghanistan

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen pro-government militiamen were killed following a Taliban ambush attack in Afghanistan's northern province of Balkh, a provincial government spokesman said on Sunday.

"Taliban gunmen attacked a local mosque named Masjed-e-Safad in a remote village of Chimtal district late on Saturday, killing 13 members of tribal militias, known as local uprising groups," spokesman Farhad Munir told Xinhua.

The attackers were disguised in military uniform and the mosque was also damaged after the shootings, according to local residents.

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