Taliban storm Kandahar base, kill 26 soldiers

Taliban storm Kandahar base, kill 26 soldiers
# 26 July 2017 10:45 (UTC +04:00)

At least 26 soldiers were killed and 30 others were wounded after Taliban insurgents stormed an army base in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday night, sources confirmed to TOLOnews.

In addition, eight other soldiers are missing.

The attack took place in Khakriz district of the province late Tuesday after Taliban insurgents attacked the army base, according to sources.

“82 soldiers were at the base when the Taliban attacked. The remaining soldiers were not hurt in the attack,” a source said.

Earlier, a source told TOLOnews that 40 soldiers were wounded in the attack. However these sources have since revised the death toll.

Officials have not yet commented on the incident.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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