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14 killed in Afghan military base attack

IANS  |  Kabul 

Three soldiers and 11 militants were killed during a clash at a military base in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, a top official said on Monday.

"Several armed militants stormed the army base in Tirin Kot district late Sunday night," the official told Xinhua news agency.

The militants were from the Taliban terror group, he said.

The attackers were also believed to have taken control of the base for hours before additional forces arrived early Monday.

Soldiers were also captured by the militants in/vt the attack, a provincial official said.

"The additional forces are trying to secure the base and they launched a search operation to locate and rescue the captured soldiers," he said.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 13:24 IST
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