Over 100 Security Force Members Killed In Three Taliban Attacks

Brandon Parsons
October 20, 2017

Analysts say Islamabad has been urging Washington to target militants who attack inside Pakistan and hide over the border in Afghanistan.

Taliban militants wiped out nearly an entire Afghan Army base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, leaving just two Afghan soldiers there uninjured.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack through a media statement.

Meanwhile, Taliban fighters killed nine police officers late Wednesday in the western Farah province during attacks on police posts there and killed six policeman in an ambush in the northern Balkh province.

The ministry said 60 soldiers were manning the base in the southern province out of which 43 were killed, nine were wounded and six were missing after Taliban militants stormed the base in the middle of the night, the Defense ministry said in a statement. "They have burned down everything they found inside", defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said.

Meanwhile, the death toll from two suicide and gun attacks on Afghan security forces in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 80 with almost 300 wounded, officials said Wednesday.

And the base itself sustained major damage. He also said that 10 attackers were killed.

Beleaguered Afghan security forces have faced soaring casualties in their attempts to hold back the insurgents since North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat forces pulled out of the country at the end of 2014.

US President Donald Trump vowed earlier this year to stay the course in Afghanistan, America's longest war.

This came a day after the Taliban attacked Paktia police headquarters.

On Tuesday, at least 69 people were killed and scores wounded in Taliban attacks on government compounds in Paktia and Ghazni provinces.

Other reports by AllAboutTopnews

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER