At least 43 Afghan soldiers killed with bombs from Humvees

Bryan Strickland
October 20, 2017

Two suicide bombers on Humvees targeted a military base in Kandahar in Afghanistan, reports said.

Afghan officials say the Taliban have carried out two suicide auto bombings at an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, after several hours of fighting.

Meanwhile, the ministry of defense has not yet commented, however the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. "In the clashes, 43 have embraced martyrdom, 9 are wounded, 6 are missing and 2 have survived", Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the MoD said.

Nine other militants were killed alongside him in the drone strike, the group's spokesman said.

Separately Thursday, militants besieged a police headquarters in the southeastern province of Ghazni, attacking it for the second time this week.

Other insurgents then stormed the base - which resulted in a firefight between Taliban members and security forces.

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More than 120 people, including soldiers, police and civilians, have died in three such attacks this week.

Taliban attacks on Afghan military and police compounds have increased this week after US officials met in Oman with delegations from Afghanistan, Pakistan and China to discuss the possibility of restarting peace negotiations with the insurgent group.

The base itself was left in ruins, officials said.

At least nine Taliban were also reported killed.

In recent months, the Taliban have been attacking Afghan security forces on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.

The deadliest of Tuesday's assaults was on a police compound in the city of Gardez in Paktia province where Taliban militants disguised as police detonated three explosive-packed vehicles - including a truck and a Humvee - that cleared the way for 11 gunmen to enter.

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