Tags: AS | Afghanistan

Official: Taliban Kills 15 Afghan Soldiers in Kandahar

Friday, 26 May 2017 12:38 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan. (AP) — Taliban fighters attacked an army camp in the southern Kandahar province Friday, killing at least 15 soldiers, said an Afghan official.

Daulat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, says the attack happened early Friday and five others were wounded.

Waziri says more than 20 Taliban militants were killed in Friday's fighting.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement and said 35 soldiers were killed and eight others were apprehended by the group.

It was the third assault by insurgents on soldiers in Afghanistan this week, including a Taliban attack Wednesday in the Maiwand district that killed 13.

Elsewhere, a roadside mine struck a bus in the western Hirat Province, killing 10 civilians and wounded six others.

Jelani Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor, provided the casualty figures and added that women and children were among those killed. He blamed the Taliban for planting the mine.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Asia
Taliban fighters attacked an army camp in the southern Kandahar province Friday, killing at least 15 soldiers, said an Afghan official.Daulat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, says the attack happened early Friday and five others were wounded.Waziri says...
AS,Afghanistan
152
2017-38-26
Friday, 26 May 2017 12:38 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved