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Taliban Assault on Army Base Kills 10 Afghan Soldiers

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 >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com