25 May 2017

News Story: 20 Taliban Insurgents, 11 ANA Soldiers Killed In Kandahar Attack

By Abdullah Achekzai

At least 20 Taliban insurgents were killed on Monday night when a group of Taliban carried out an attack on a military base in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province, said 205 Atal military Corps in Kandahar.

In addition 11 Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and nine others were wounded, the Ministry of Defense said.

The military base is located in Achakzai village of Shah Wali Kot district.

“The enemies of the people of Afghanistan attacked the camp in Shah Wali Kot, it was a coordinated attack, but our units bravely defended their camp, unfortunately 11 of our soldiers were martyred and nine others wounded ” said Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish.

According to the Ministry of Defense the base fell to the Taliban after heavy clashes lasting a couple of hours.

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