Taliban kill ‘more than 100 people’ in attack on Afghan military base.


Attackers detonated car bomb inside complex in Maidan Wardak province, say officials

The Taliban have killed more than 100 Afghan security personnel at a military compound in central Maidan Wardak province, a senior defence official has said.

“We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training centre. Eight special commandos are among the dead,” said a senior official in the defence ministry in Kabul, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The official said the assault began on Monday morning, when the attackers drove a car full of explosives through a military checkpoint and detonated the vehicle inside the campus of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) training centre in Maidan Shahr, the provincial capital.


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