26 soldiers killed, 13 others injured in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

Kandhar (DearPK webdesk news): On Wednesday at least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said, the latest blow to the country’s struggling security forces. The Afghan air force said it carried out strikes backing up soldiers on the ground during the hours-long attack on the base, which began late Tuesday and ended in the early hours of Wednesday.
At least 13 soldiers were also wounded in the attack, Afghan MOD spokesman General Dawlat Waziri said. The Afghan forces “bravely resisted”, he added, killing more than 80 insurgents.
The camp was located in the remote Karzali area of Khakrez district, near the border with restive Helmand, where the Taliban hold vast swathes of territory. “We conducted multiple airstrikes killing dozens of them. Our helicopters transported wounded soldiers to hospitals in Kandahar,” said General Raziq Shirzai, the provincial air force commander.