Afghanistan: Taliban kill dozens of Afghan troops in a Kandahar military base
The Afghanistan Taliban killed at least 43 troops at a southern military base on Thursday, taking the death toll from attacks by the insurgents this week past 120.
Of 60 soldiers manning the base in Kandahar province, 43 were killed, nine were wounded and six were missing after the militants attacked in the middle of the night, the defence ministry said.
At least 10 Taliban were also reported killed in the battle, which occurred in Maiwand, a district adjoining the volatile Helmand province.
The Taliban said it had killed 60 soldiers at the base.