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Taliban attack on Afghanistan military base kills 15 soldiers

A group of insurgents on Thursday night assaulted a military base in the Shah Wali Kot district, killing a minimum of 15 soldiers, defense ministry representative Dawlat Waziri informed Efe news on Friday.

Afghan Soldier An Afghan National Army(ANA) soldier keeps watch at a checkpost in Logar province, Afghanistan (Picture: reuters)

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  • A group of insurgents on Thursday night attacked a military base.This is the

  • second attack in Shah Wali Kot within the last 3 days.At least

  • 15 Afghan soldiers were killed and 5 others wounded.At least 15 Afghan soldiers were eliminated

    and five others wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, official sources said.A group of insurgents on Thursday night attacked a military base in the Shah Wali Kot district, killing at least 15 soldiers, defense ministry spokesperson Dawlat Waziri informed Efe news on Friday.Waziri added that the Taliban insurgents also suffered casualties, but did not provide exact

    figures.This is the second attack in Shah Wali Kot within the last 3 days, as 10 soldiers and 12 insurgents were killed

    in another Taliban attack on the base and a check post early Tuesday morning.Despite this, Waziri stated”now the security circumstance of district readies and the district is under control of our security forces.”On the night of May 20,

    an overall of 20 police officers were eliminated and about a dozen more wounded in attacks by the Taliban on numerous check posts in the neighbouring Zabul province.The attacks become part of the so-called spring offending introduced by the Taliban in late April.Since the NATO fight mission ended in January 2015, the insurgents have been gaining ground in different parts of Afghanistan and presently control, influence or are combating the government in least 43 percent of the nation, according to information from Washington.

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