In Afghanistan, at least 25 troops have been killed in a militant attack on a major military base in Helmand province. According to Afghan officials, a group of heavily armed insurgents in military uniforms, including suicide bombers, stormed the Shorab base which also housed U.S. troops.
Afghan forces killed at least nine Taliban insurgents, including three suicide bombers, during the attack by the hardline Islamist group, the provincial governor said in a statement. Afghan commando forces were clearing the area, he said.
Security officials in Kabul say clashes between the Taliban and government forces backed by foreign forces have not subsided even as U.S. and Taliban officials are holding talks in Qatar to seek a negotiated solution to end Afghanistan’s long war.
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17 August, 2019