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24 Afghan soldiers killed in insider attack

AFP
Published Mar 20, 2020, 1:33 pm IST
Updated Mar 20, 2020, 1:33 pm IST
Zabul provincial council chief Ata Jan Haq Bayan confirmed the toll, adding that the attackers had "connections" to the Taliban
AFP file photo
 AFP file photo

Kabul: At least two dozen Afghan security forces were killed Friday in an insider attack on their base in southern Afghanistan, two officials told AFP.

"At 3:00 am (1030 GMT), 24 Afghan police and army forces were martyred when six police infiltrators opened fire on them while they were asleep," said Rahmatullah Yarmal, spokesman for the governor of Zabul.

 

Zabul provincial council chief Ata Jan Haq Bayan confirmed the toll, adding that the attackers had "connections" to the Taliban.

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