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20 Afghan National Army soldiers killed

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 February 2018, 15:32 IST
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At least 20 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in the western Farah province of Afghanistan.

According to Farah provincial council official Dadullah Qani, the attack started at around 2:00 am in Shaikh-i-Bala Kansk area of Bala Block district and at least 20 soldiers were killed, reports Afghan's TOLO News.

12 Taliban militants were also killed during the clashes.

Qani said shortly before the incident occurred, a clash broke out in Sore Shamal area, capital of Farah province, and while security forces were busy fighting the insurgents the Taliban attacked the base in Bala Block district.

According to the report, the Taliban stole a large number of weapons as well.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

--ANI

First published: 24 February 2018, 15:32 IST
 
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