Friday, April 21, 2017
The US Military Announced The Deaths Of "More Than 50" Afghan Soldiers In A Taliban Attack On Their Base
More than fifty Afghan soldiers, a US military spokesman in Kabul said that "killed" in an attack by Taliban gunmen Friday on their base near the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in the north of the country.
The spokesman, who requested anonymity, said the attack, which continued for a few hours and claimed by the Taliban, ended Friday evening.
US General John Nicholson, who leads the NATO operation in Afghanistan, said the attack targeted soldiers "during the prayer in the mosque while others in the restaurant" this rule, which receives 209 Afghan brigades near the city of Mazar-e-Sharif.
The face of General Nicholson, "a tribute to the elements of Afghan commandos who have completed this massacre" to declare that the end of the attack.
A spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry Dawlat ministers said earlier told AFP that "at least three people dressed in military uniforms" attacked the base on Friday afternoon, and the fighting was still continuing in the early evening hours.
He also said that "hostile elements were killed and arrested other Afghan forces, while a third is still irresistible."
The Taliban claimed the attack in a statement which stated, according to the movement's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, "he said at around 14.00 (9.30 GMT), the Mujahideen launched an attack on a brigade based in Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh Province army, killing dozens of soldiers."
In March last early Taliban launched a coordinated attack targeted a few hours took the main military hospital in Kabul, killing fifty people, according to official information, while other sources indicated twice that number.