24 May 2017

News Story: 11 Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack On Kandahar Base

At least 11 Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and nine others wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province, a local security source said.

According to military sources, the attack took place on Monday night.

This comes after six policemen were killed in an insurgent attack in southern Helmand province on Sunday night, local officials confirmed on Tuesday.

In addition, three other policemen were wounded in the attack.

This attack took place in Sangin district of the province after a number of insurgents attacked a police check post and clashed with security forces, provincial police chief Aqa Noor Kentozai said.

“The insurgents also took Abdul Malek, the commander of the check post, with them after he was injured in the clash,” Kentozai said.

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