27 July 2017

News Story: Afghan soldiers feared killed in attack on army outpost in Kandahar - source

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Several Afghan troops were feared killed and many others injured after Taliban attacked an army outpost in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar overnight, a local source said on Wednesday.

Heavy clashes started when dozens of armed militants stormed the military post in Karz Ali locality, Khakrez district, roughly at 10:00 p.m. local time Tuesday, the source told Xinhua anonymously.

He said fighting continued until early Wednesday morning and reinforcement forces arrived at the outpost following the attack in the remote district, north of provincial capital Kandahar city.

The initial information showed that 25 troops were killed and nine others wounded while a number of the soldiers went missing after the attack, the source said, adding that "about 70 soldiers and officers were stationed in the compound."

Read the full story at Xinhua