Saturday, April 22, 2017

Taliban Storm Major Afghan Military Base Killing More Than 160 Afghan Soldiers





Reuters: Taliban attackers kill at least 140 soldiers at Afghan base: officials

At least 140 Afghan soldiers were killed by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms, officials said on Saturday, in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base.

One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said on Saturday at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others wounded. Other officials said the toll was likely to be even higher.

They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the government has yet to release exact casualty figures.

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More News On The Taliban Storming A Major Afghan Military Base And Killing More Than 160 Afghan Soldiers

140 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Base, Official Says -- New York Times
At least 160 dead after Taliban attack on major Afghan army base, official says -- Washington Post
Taliban kill more than 140 Afghan soldiers at army base -- The Guardian
Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack -- AP
Taliban fighters attack Afghan army base, 'killing 140' -- Al Jazeera
Afghan casualties in Taliban Mazar-e Sharif attack pass 100 -- BBC
Casualty count from Afghan base attack rises to 100 – Defense Ministry -- RT
Taliban attack underlines shortcomings in Afghan security -- DW

2 comments:

James said...

For a defeated enemy they proving to be rather lively. The exact count, though important, is not the big story here.

Aizino Smith said...

What did the soldiers do?

When the going gets tough, the tough go cyclic. That is not exactly true in the majority of cases, but I wonder how much they fought back.

Cohesion?
Morale?
Tactics?
Leadership?