27 May 2017

News Story: 25 people including 18 soldiers killed in attack on army base in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Up to 25 people including 18 soldiers and seven Taliban fighters were confirmed dead as the anti-government militant group attacked an army in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Friday, a local official said on the condition of anonymity.

"A Taliban terrorist group launched a coordinated attack on the army base in Zangitan area of Shah Walikot district in the wee hours of Friday during which 18 soldiers and seven Taliban rebels were killed," the official told Xinhua but refused to be named.

He said said that 16 more soldiers and 15 more militants sustained injuries in the firefight which ended in the morning.

Four more soldiers also went missing in the attack, the official added.

Read the full story at Xinhua