Over 50 killed by militants in N. Afghan attack


PV International Desk : More than 50 people, including several civilians, were brutally killed by militants in northern Afghanistan’s province of Sari Pul, a provincial government spokesman said Monday.

Two rival groups of Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) militants made alliance and jointly attacked Mirza Olang village in Sayyad district on Thursday, and captured it on Saturday, the day when the killing took place, spokesman Zabiullah Amani told Xinhua.

“The militants overran the village on Saturday after two days of intense clashes with Afghan Local Police and allied local tribal militias, known as local uprising groups. They cowardly and indiscriminately shot dead the villagers together with local forces after capturing the area,” he said.

Those among the killed were more than 20 civilians, including women and children, the source added.