Taliban attacks military base in Afghanistan; 20 soldiers killed, 2 captured

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At least 20 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack in Farah city on Friday. The militants have also captured two soldiers.

20 Afghan soldiers were killed in the Taliban attack (Photo: AP for representation)

At least 20 Afghan National Army soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in Farah city on Friday. The Taliban militants also captured two soldiers and stole weapons during the attack.

Farah provincial council official Dadullah Qani said the attack on the military base started at about 2 am in Shakh-i-Bala Kansk area, according to TOLO News.

At least 12 Taliban insurgents were also killed in the clash with the security forces.

Dadullah Qani also said that the Taliban attack on the security forces happened when they were trying to handle a clash that had broken out in Sore Shamal area of Farah province.

As the security forces were busy fighting the insurgents, the Taliban attacked the military base, he said.

Later, the Taliban claimed the responsibility for the attack in which 20 Afghanistan soldiers were killed.

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