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43 Afghan troops killed in bomb attack on Kandahar military base
43 Afghan troops killed in bomb attack on Kandahar military base
Published at: 9 month(s) ago

Kabul, Afghanistan: The Afghan Taliban carried out suicide bombing attack on an Afghan National Army base in Maiwand district in Kandahar late on Thursday, killing at least 43 military personnel

Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the province of Kandahar, 43 were killed, nine were wounded and six were missing after the militants attacked in the middle of the night, the ministry said in a statement.

The militants sought entry into the base through explosive-laden Humvee vehicles and detonated them at the gate.

Following the suicide blast, the other militants entered into the military base and opened fire.

The security forces fired in retaliation, while foreign troops carried out aerial firing to neutralise the enemy, killing at least 10 militants.

The attack was confirmed by Gen. Abdul Raziq, provincial police chief of Kandahar.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
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