Thursday, 19 October 2017

Taliban suicide attackers kill scores of Afghan soldiers in Kandahar

Taliban suicide attackers kill scores of Afghan soldiers in Kandahar | World news | The Guardian

The attack on Wednesday night on an outpost in Kandahar’s Maiwand district left only two soldiers of a 60-strong unit unharmed, according to the defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri. Nine soldiers were injured and six are still missing, he said.
Marking the deadliest week in the country since the announcement of Donald Trump’s new strategy to turn the Afghan war around, the attack adds to an unusually high death toll for Afghan government forces. Nearly 800 soldiers and police officers were killed in September.

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