Published On: Mon, Mar 20th, 2017

14 killed in Afghan military base attack

Kabul: Three soldiers and 11 militants were killed during a clash at a military base in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province, a top official said on Monday.

Attackers were also believed to have taken control of the base for hours

“Several armed militants stormed the army base in Tirin Kot district late Sunday night,” the official said.
The militants were from the Taliban terror group, he said.

The attackers were also believed to have taken control of the base for hours before additional forces arrived early Monday.

Soldiers were also captured by the militants in/vt the attack, a provincial official said.

“The additional forces are trying to secure the base and they launched a search operation to locate and rescue the captured soldiers,” he said.

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