26 Afghan Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack On Kandahar Base: Authorities

The militants "attacked an army camp in Karzali area of Khakrez district of Kandahar last night," said a defence spokesperson.

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26 Afghan Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack On Kandahar Base: Authorities

Taliban attacked a military base in Kandahar province in Afghanistan. (File)

Kandahar, Afghanistan:  At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday, the latest blow to struggling security forces.

The militants "attacked an army camp in Karzali area of Khakrez district of Kandahar last night," MoD spokesman General Dawlat Waziri said. Afghan soldiers "bravely resisted", he said, killing more than 80 insurgents. 

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