Friday, April 21, 2017

Taliban Launch Major Assault On Afghan Army Base. Large Number Of Soldiers Have Been Killed

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Reuters: Taliban inflict more than 50 Afghan casualties in base attack, U.S. says

Taliban fighters have probably killed and wounded more than 50 Afghans in an ongoing attack on a mosque and dining facility inside an Afghan military base, a U.S. military spokesman said, describing it as a "significant" strike.

"We're talking probably more than 50 casualties," said Colonel John Thomas, a spokesman for the U.S. military's Central Command, adding he was unaware of any U.S.-led coalition forces who were directly impacted by the attack.

"There is a mosque and a dining facility on the base that seemed to, at this point from our reports, be the subject of significant attack from enemy forces."

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