Attack on Afghanistan military base kills at least 40 servicemen – local media
At least 40 servicemen have been killed in an attack targeting a military base in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, local media report.
The attack happened when two suicide bombers in Humvees targeted a military base in the Maiwand district of Kandahar, Tolo News television channel reported, citing a source.
According to Ariana News, the militants carried out two suicide attacks using two Humvees, stolen from local security forces.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, Al Jazeera reported.
Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense has confirmed the attack on the military base, the country’s 1TV reported.
Update: Ministry of Defense confirms attack on ANA base in Kandahar Province on Wednesday late night
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