Afghan Military Killed By Taliban
Taliban Attack | Photo Credit Fox News Over 100 Afghan army personnel have been killed or wounded in an army base when gunmen in army uniforms entered the compound. These men began shooting and then set off suicide bombs within the compound.
The Taliban has taken responsibility for the attack, which is the largest assault on Afghan forces in history. The gunmen arrived with suicide bombs and entered the base dressed as military personnel.
The soldiers were praying at a mosque when the attack began.
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Fox News’ David Lee Miller reports:
“We know that this attack on Friday has caused a massive death toll, that has steadily risen. What we do not know, yet, is the precise number. Latest estimates are over 100 afghan soldiers were killed. We do know that this is the largest single, lethal assault targeting Afghan forces. The Taliban has taken responsibility.”
“According to Afghan authorities, the army base was infiltrated by two suicide bombers and eight gunmen that were wearing army uniforms. They entered the base in two military vehicles. The soldiers were praying at a mosque when the attack began.”
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The Daily Mail reports:
“At least ten militants were reported to have been killed in the fighting and one attacker detained. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement yesterday that the attack was retribution for the recent killings of several of its leaders in northern Afghanistan. The Nato-led military coalition deploys advisers to the base to train and assist Afghan forces, but no international troops were reported to have been involved.”
“The Western-backed Afghan government is locked in a prolonged war with the Taliban and other militant groups. An Afghan soldier who heard the gunfire said: ‘I asked my friend what was happening, and he said, “Relax, it must be one of us.” “It wasn’t. It was the Taliban.”