Sunday, 6 August 2017

Insurgents kill at least 50 Afghan villagers in northern province

Insurgents have killed at least 50 people, including women and children, in northern Afghanistan, officials say.

They say the fighters attacked a security outpost in the Sayaad district of Sar-e Pul province on Saturday night, torching nearby houses.

The civilians "were killed in a brutal, inhumane way", provincial spokesman Zabihullah Amani said.

It is unclear who the attackers were. The Taliban say they killed security personnel in an attack in the area.

Fighting has intensified across Afghanistan in recent months. More than 1,662 civilians were killed in the half of the year, according to UN figures.

BBC     News.