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12 killed in Maidan Wardak base attack

12 Killed in Maidan Wardak Security Base Attack

MAIDAN SHAR – Taliban killed at least 12 security forces members in a car bomb attack on a military base in the central province of Maidan Wardak on Monday, officials said.
Two gunmen who tried to enter the compound were shot dead, Mohebullah Sharifzai, spokesman for the Maidan Wardak provincial governor, said.
“A (second) car, packed with explosives, was also discovered and defused,” he added.
Mohammad Salem Asgharkhil, the province’s health director, said 28 wounded members of the security forces had been taken to hospital.
“Looking at the damage, the number of casualties may rise and our health team is still searching for victims,” he told Sahar News.
According to security sources at least 12 security personnel lost their lives in the attack and more than 20 others have sustained injuries.
Strategically located along the route connecting Kabul to the south, Maidan Wardak is a staging ground for suicide bombings in the capital by insurgents who control nearby mountain villages.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
(Sahar News)

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