At least 26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on military base in Kandahar

  • At least 26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on military base in Kandahar
26-07-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

More than 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed and at least 13 wounded in an attack by Taliban on a military base in Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Defence ministry of the country today confirmed the militants attacked on an army camp in Karzali area of Khakrez district of Kandahar last night.

Spokesman General of the Defence Ministry Dawlat Waziri today also said that Afghan soldiers have killed more than 80 insurgents in the counter-attack.

“Afghan soldiers resisted the attack and the fight is now over, they (Taliban fighters0 were unable to take over the base,” he said.

Afghan soldiers and police are battling on the ground against anti-government forces since December 2014, after US-led outsider forces withdrew from most combat operations in the country.

Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed that they have killed at least 70 soldiers and seized a number of army vehicles, equipment, machinery and weapons during the attack.

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