Middle East

Taliban kill 26 pro-government militiamen

Taliban militants have killed at least 26 members of a pro-government militia in north Afghanistan.

Taliban militants have killed at least 26 members of a pro-government militia in north Afghanistan, government officials say, on the same day the militants and US government officials are due to start a new round of peace talks in Qatar.

The incident occurred on Saturday in Baghlan province.

Taliban officials claimed responsibility for the attack on the militiamen, but said their fighters had killed 28 and wounded 12.

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