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Afghanistan: 43 soldiers killed in military base attack in Kandahar; Taliban claims responsibility

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Around 43 Afghan forces have been killed after two suicide bombers with Humvees targeted a military base in Maiwand district of Kandahar province in Afghanistan on Thursday.

Afghanistan: 40 killed in military base attack in Kandahar

The militants carried out two suicide attacks using two Humvees, armored vehicles stolen from security forces, over an army center in Cheshma area of Maiwand district.

According to the initial reports, after the two car bombing the attackers engaged in armed clashes with the Afghansecurity forces.

Meanwhile, the ministry of defense has not yet commented, however the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Kandahar police chief, Gen. Abdul Razeq has confirmed the incident but he has not confirmed the number of causalities.

The report comes as similar attacks occurred in Paktia and Ghazni provinces on Thursday which left more than 69 people killed or injured.

OneIndia News

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