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Attack on Helmand Military Base Repelled by ANSF

Attack on Helmand Military Base Repelled by ANSF

LASHKARGAH – A military base came under attack by a group of militants in the southern Helmand province early on Friday morning, the provincial governor’s office confirmed in a statement.
The statement said the attack was carried out against the 215 Maiwand Corps inside Camp Shorab in the province.
The attack has been repelled and at least three suicide bombers and six attackers were killed, the statement said.
Col. Dave Butler, the spokesperson for the US-Forces Afghanistan, said in a tweet, “The attack was repelled by the brave Afghan Security Forces… The Afghan Security Forces fight for the people of Afghanistan and they are the defenders of the people.”
According to reports, the attack started at 4 am on Friday morning in which at least 27 attackers, including seven suicide bombers, were involved.
The statement added that clearance operation is ongoing by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
(Sahar News)

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