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    NEWSAFGHANISTAN13 MINUTES AGO
    Soliders killed as Taliban storms Kandahar base
    Attack on military base in Kandahar also injures 13 troops, defence ministry says, as armed group extends offensive.
    • At least 21 other people went missing and seven were kidnapped, General Dawlat Waziri, defence ministry spokesman, told Al Jazeera.

      Will Afghanistan manage to find peace? - UpFront


      "Afghan soldiers resisted the attack and the fight is now over, they [Taliban fighters] were unable to take over the base," he said, adding that more than 80 fighters were also killed in the counter-attack.

      However, the Taliban claimed to have killed at least 70 soldiers and to have seized a number of army vehicles, equipment, machinery and weapons.

      The Taliban has carried out increasingly complex attacks against security forces so far in 2017.

      In April, more than 140 soldiers were believed to have been killed on a base outside the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, one of the deadliest ever Taliban attacks on a military installation.

      A month earlier, gunmen disguised as doctors stormed Kabul's Sardar Daud Khan hospital - the country's largest military hospital - and killed dozens.

      According to US watchdog SIGAR, casualties among Afghan security forces soared by 35 percent in 2016, with 6,800 soldiers and police killed.

      Taliban advances
      Over the weekend, the Taliban overran two district centres - Taywara and Kohistan - in northern and central Afghanistan.

      There has been a surge in fighting in several northern and southern Afghan provinces in recent days, including in Helmand in the south.

      There, amid the fighting, a US air raif on Friday killed at least 16 Afghan police officers in friendly fire.

      Afghan troops and police are battling largely alone on the ground against anti-government forces, after US-led foreign forces withdrew from most combat operations in December 2014.

      The United States is actively considering sending more troops to Afghanistan and US commanders there have requested thousands of extra soldiers on the ground.

      The US contingent now numbers about 8,400, and there are another 5,000 from NATO allies, a far cry from the US presence of more than 100,000 six years ago. They mainly serve as trainers and advisers.
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    Afghan Taliban attack Kandahar Base, At least 26 soldiers killed: MoD
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    KANDAHAR: At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Kandahar province, the Afghan Ministry of Defence (MoD) said Wednesday, the latest blow to struggling security forces.

    The militants "attacked an army camp in Karzali area of Khakrez district of Kandahar last night," MoD spokesman General Dawlat Waziri said.

    Afghan soldiers "bravely resisted", he said, killing more than 80 insurgents.

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    Residents in the area described an hours-long attack launched by a 30-strong convoy carrying "hundreds" of Taliban who assaulted the base from multiple directions.

    Air support was called in, several residents told AFP, though that was not immediately confirmed by officials. The insurgents claimed the attack via their Twitter account.

    The resurgent Taliban have been ramping up their campaign against beleaguered government forces, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country throughout the warmer weather fighting season.

    READ MORE: Afghan soldiers arrested over alleged facilitation in base attack
    Afghan security forces, beset by killings, desertions and nonexistent "ghost soldiers" on the payroll, have been struggling to beat back insurgents since US-led NATO troops ended their combat mission in December 2014.

    According to US watchdog SIGAR, casualties among Afghan security forces soared by 35 percent in 2016, with 6,800 soldiers and police killed.

    The insurgents have carried out more complex attacks against security forces in 2017.

    READ MORE: Mullah Akhtar Mansoor did not enter Pakistan from Iran: Iranian Officials
    In April more than 140 soldiers are believed to have been killed on a base outside the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, one of the deadliest ever Taliban attacks on a military installation.

    While in early March gunmen disguised as doctors stormed the Sardar Daud Khan hospital — the country´s largest military hospital — in Kabul, killing dozens.
    https://timesofislamabad.com/afghan...e-at-least-26-soldiers-killed-mod/2017/07/26/
     
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    Pakistan's fault.
     
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    So they attacked and left ???
     
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    Haven't you noticed by now?

    US is nowhere to be seen in these engagements; very strange.
     
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    This time irans fault or Pakistans fault ?
    Feel sorry for this lose of human life Afg Gov and its people need to wake up and stand for there country
    No one will fight there battles for them
     
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    Problem with the US is when they go to a country they don't leave, a bit like the colonialists from europe would. Now US wants to stay in afghanistan and win a war against the indigenous population that has vehemently turned against it! even the Farsi speaking afghans have joined the Pashtuns against occupation forces.
     
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    Attack on military base in Kandahar also injures 13 troops, defence ministry says, as armed group extends offensive.

    At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Kandahar province, according to the defence ministry, in the latest blow to struggling security forces.

    The attack happened late on Tuesday in the Karzali area of Khakrez district.

    At least 21 other people went missing and seven were kidnapped, General Dawlat Waziri, Afghan defence ministry spokesman, told Al Jazeera.

    "Afghan soldiers resisted the attack and the fight is now over, they [Taliban fighters] were unable to take over the base," he said.

    He said more than 80 fighters were killed in the counterattack.

    However, the Taliban claimed to have killed at least 70 soldiers and to have seized a number of army vehicles, equipment, machinery and weapons.

    Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse, reporting from Kabul on Wednesday, said the attack in Khakrez lasted four hours.

    "This is just the latest assault in a concerted offensive by the Taliban all over the country," she said.

    "Earlier this week they attacked in Faryab province in the north, in Ghor and Badghis in central Afghanistan, and today [on Wednesday] they launched another offensive in the east in Nuristan province."

    "It seems like a concerted strategy by the Taliban to try and keep Afghan security forces stretched thin and on their back foot."

    The Taliban has carried out increasingly complex attacks against security forces so far in 2017.

    In April, more than 140 soldiers were believed to have been killed on a base outside the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, one of the deadliest ever Taliban attacks on a military installation.

    Continue reading ....
     
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    One senior army source said up to 12 soldiers are still missing following the assault, which he described as a “very heavy attack”. The militants stole guns and vehicles as they retreated, he said.

    the attack was launched by a 30-strong convoy carrying “hundreds” of Taliban who assaulted the base from multiple directions.

    Casualties among Afghan security forces soared by 35 per cent in 2016, with 6,800 soldiers and police killed, according to US watchdog SIGAR.

    Afghan security forces — beset by a high death toll, desertions, and non-existent “ghost soldiers” on the payroll — have been struggling to beat back the insurgents since US-led NATO troops ended their combat mission in December 2014.

    Afghan forces now control 59.7pc of the country, up from 57.2pc the previous quarter, according to SIGAR. But the Taliban and other insurgent groups have also seen their areas of control or influence increase slightly from about 10pc to 11.1pc.


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    Good to see that the Taliban are still very much active
     
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    in Sha Allah they will win:enjoy::agree:
     
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