What's new

Taliban Overrun Afghan Base, Capture Troops as US, NATO Forces Exit

Patriot786b2

FULL MEMBER
Apr 14, 2019
595
0
641
Country
Pakistan
Location
Canada
Taliban Overrun Afghan Base, Capture Troops as US, NATO Forces Exit

ISLAMABAD - Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan attacked and overran a key army base in southeastern Ghazni province Saturday, capturing dozens of soldiers and killing several others.

The latest attack came on a day when the United States and NATO partners formally began withdrawing their militaries from the country after almost 20 years of war.

Two senior provincial council members told VOA the Afghan army had stationed dozens of its forces at the base outside the provincial capital, also named Ghazni, before the pre-dawn insurgent attack.

Local media reports said the ensuing clashes had lasted several hours and killed at least 17 soldiers.

Afghan army chief, Gen. Mohammad Yasin Zia, who is also the acting defense minister, confirmed to reporters in Kabul the fall of the security installation to insurgents, but he shared no further details.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said its fighters had also seized heavy and light weaponry besides capturing 25 army personnel and killing “a number of others.”

Separately, Afghan officials Saturday raised the death toll to at least 30 from an overnight truck bombing in Pul-e-Alam, the capital of eastern Logar province. The powerful blast late Friday injured more than 100 others. Almost all the victims were said to be Afghan civilians. The Taliban did not comment on the attack but Afghan authorities blamed the insurgents for plotting the carnage.

Read full article
Source https://www.voanews.com/south-centr...fghan-base-capture-troops-us-nato-forces-exit
 

Cherub786

BANNED
Jul 28, 2020
823
-3
576
Country
Canada
Location
Canada
I love how Taliban are being very careful not to attack the Americans, and directing all their attacks on the Kabul regime. Very intelligent strategy.
 

Solidify

FULL MEMBER

New Recruit

Jan 22, 2021
26
0
31
Country
Pakistan
Location
United States
US leaving Afghanistan bases & Taliban captured territory & Ashraf Ghani seeking Asylum watch
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 1, Members: 0, Guests: 1)


Top Bottom