Twenty civilians killed in battle between Afghan forces and Taliban

Twenty civilians killed in battle between Afghan forces and Taliban

Twenty civilians killed in battle between Afghan forces and Taliban

Written by Tharushan Fernando

25 Dec, 2015 | 5:11 pm

Afghan special forces are engaged in intense battle with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s strategic Sangin district.

Afghan special forces have managed to re-take some government building from Taliban fighters but the fight has led to the death of at least 20 civilians in the past 24 hours.

The fight for the town in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province has been ongoing for days. About 100 Afghan special forces soldiers have been dropped in to Sangin on Thursday and now are awaiting reinforcements and supplies,

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