Dozens of casualties reported after Taliban attack on Afghan base

Dozens of casualties reported after Taliban attack on Afghan base

KABUL: A Taliban attack on a military outpost in the northern province of Baghlan in the early hours of Wednesday killed as many as 44 Afghan police and soldiers, provincial officials said, as the insurgents kept up pressure on government forces.

There was no immediate comment from the ministry of defence but officials in the area said nine police and 35 soldiers were killed in the attack, the latest in a series that have killed dozens of members of the security forces in provinces across Afghanistan.

(Reporting by Abdul Qadir Sediqi; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Source: Reuters

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