7 months Taliban kill 25 pro-government militias in Afghanistan Manilatimes |World
KABUL: At least 25 pro-government militias were killed in a Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said. The attack happened in Nahrin, northern Baghlan province before dawn when the militia members attempted to rescue a group of soldiers surrounded by Taliban militants, Fawad Aman, a defense ministry spokesman, said. District governor Fazaluddin Muradi confirmed the toll, adding that the attack lasted nearly six hours. The Taliban in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack. The violence in Baghlan came as the US and the Taliban officials were due to start a new round of talks in Qatar to ... more