Saturday, December 14, 2019

Insider Attack Kills 25 Afghan Security Forces

VOA: Insider Attack Kills 25 Afghan Security Forces

ISLAMABAD - Officials in Afghanistan said Saturday Taliban infiltrators have killed at least 25 government security forces in the eastern volatile Ghazni province.

The overnight insider attack happened in the Qarabagh district where a group of seven security personnel Friday night turned their guns on fellow soldiers at a local Afghan army base.

District chief Ghulam Habib Zerak told VOA the assailants collected arms and a military vehicle from the base before fleeing and rejoining insurgents in the area. He said at least two Afghan soldiers were wounded in the incident.

The Taliban claimed in a statement the attack killed 32 security forces and its fighters captured the base, though insurgent claims are often exaggerated.

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Update: At Least 23 Soldiers Killed in Insider Attack in Afghanistan (The New York Times)

WNU Editor: These type of attacks are always the worse. It damages morale and trust in your fellow soldiers.