Saturday, April 22, 2017
Death toll from Taliban attack on Afghan military base rises to 140
Attack in Mazar-i-Sharif - Colonel Cassad
From Afghanistan, it is reported that the Afghan army suffered the largest single casualties in recent months.
At least 140 Afghan soldiers died as a result of an attack by the radical Taliban movement * on a military base near the city of Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, reports Reuters referring to officials.
According to an official from Mazar-i-Sharif, the number of victims was at least 140 people. In addition, many military men were injured. In turn, other officials say that the death toll is likely to increase.
Earlier, the Pentagon reported more than 50 dead during the Taliban's attack on the base in Afghanistan.
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As local sources specify, Taliban militants studied the daily routine on the base, extracted the form of the Afghan army, penetrated the territory of the base by the type of military personnel. On two off-road cars, they passed the first checkpoint, pretending to be a combat group that returns from patrolling, and on the second, the suicide bomber detonated, after which 5 militants headed deep into the base, where most of the soldiers were unarmed in mosques and canteen, which explains a large number Killed and wounded. The Taliban also reported that the attackers were assisted by 4 agents inside the base, who helped the attackers to kill fellow soldiers.
It should be noted that according to official data for the year 2016, the Afghan army lost 6,700 people killed. With such stories, there is nothing surprising in such figures.
The Afghan government is now awaiting a new Taliban offensive in rural areas, as well as new attempts to capture one of the provincial centers in the spirit of repeated battles for Kunduz.