The Taliban has assaulted an army base in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 soldiers and injuring four others.
An Afghan military statement said Saturday the predawn insurgent bomb-and-gun raid took place in Helmand province, where most of the districts are controlled by the Taliban.
Provincial government spokesman Omar Zwak told VOA the assailants detonated a bomb before storming the installation in Sangin district. The ensuing clashes, he said, continued for several hours and both sides suffered casualties. Zwak did not give further details.
However, a local Afghan official told VOA on condition of anonymity the Taliban attack killed 17 soldiers and wounded read more >>>