50 militants killed in northern Afghan province: official

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-18 14:42:27|Editor: huaxia

PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, July 18 (Xinhua) -- At least 50 militants have been confirmed dead and more than 30 others injured in Dand-e-Ghori district of the northern Baghlan province, Abdul Razeq, a senior army officer, said Saturday.

According to the official, the government forces launched operations against Taliban bastion in Dand-e-Ghori district from ground and air on Thursday night and the operations lasted until Friday morning.

As a result, 50 insurgents had been killed and more than 30 others injured, the official added.

The restive Dand-e-Ghori district, 3 km outside provincial capital Pul-e-Khumri, has been regarded as the Taliban main base in the troubled Baghlan province.

Taliban militants who have been ruling the restive Dand-e-Ghori district over the past five years have yet to make comments on the situation. Enditem