Eleven troops killed as Taliban storm army bases in Afghanistan

 

 

Militants have launched coordinated attacks on two military bases in two neighboring provinces in western Afghanistan, leaving at least 11 soldiers dead and several others injured. 

In the first attack, militants stormed a security post on Tuesday night in Pusht Road district of Farah province.

At least nine soldiers were killed and four others were injured.

Mohammad Naser Mehri, a spokesman for the governor of Farah province, said an intense four-hour gunfight followed the attack and included the use of artillery against the army.

At least 17 Taliban militants were killed after Afghan warplanes were deployed to repel the assault.

Separately in neighboring Herat province, also on Tuesday night, militants targeted an army post in Kushki Kuhna district.

Two soldiers were killed and five others were injured.

 

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