Two car bombs exploded one after the other inside an Afghan army base in the Kandahar province. 43 out of 60 soldiers stationed at the camp were murdered in the terror attack, nine were injured and six others are still missing. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the coordinated terror attack.
Military base in southern Afghanistan Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
At least 43 soldiers were murdered this morning (Thursday) during a coordinated terror attack that occurred on an Afghan army base in the country’s southern Kandahar province, the Afghan Defense Minister announced.
Local reports indicate that within a short period of time, two vehicles with bombs were somehow able to pass through the checkpoint into the base. Afterwards, the two cars exploded one after another and subsequently, dozens of armed men opened fire towards the base.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the terror attack and 10 terrorists were eliminated during the shootout that they initiated with the soldiers. 60 soldiers, 43 of whom were murdered in the terror attack, were stationed at the military base, while nine were injured and six are still missing.
Security forces in Afghanistan are still fighting the Taliban, which has been trying to reestablish itself in the region since NATO and the US military officially completed their missions in the country in 2014.