Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Death toll from raid on Shia Afghan village 'hits 60'

PressTV-Death toll from raid on Shia Afghan village 'hits 60'

Fierce fighting began in the area on Thursday when militants, reportedly including foreign nationals, seized a checkpoint manned by local police. Two days later, they entered the village and killed civilians in “a brutal, inhumane way,” according to a provincial spokesman Zabihullah Amani.

The militants set fire to several mosques, torched at least 30 houses, beheaded a number of villagers and shot dozens of others dead, other officials said.

Amani said the assailants launched the attack under the command of a local Taliban commander who had pledged allegiance to Daesh.

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