Taliban kill 'more than 50' Afghan troops in army base attack

Taliban kill 'more than 50' Afghan troops in army base attackMazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan) (AFP) – Taliban militants wearing Afghan army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern Afghanistan, the US military said, as the extremists ramp up their campaign against beleaguered government forces. Two of the attackers blew themselves up and seven were killed in the assault near Mazar-i-Sharif city on Friday which lasted several hours and targeted soldiers at a mosque and dining facility, the Afghan defence ministry said. A US military spokesman said “more than 50″ Afghan soldiers were killed in the attack claimed by the Taliban, while Afghan officials put the death toll at eight with 11 wounded.



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