Taliban Attack Nearly Wipes Out Afghan Army Base

US hits Haqqanis again despite Pakistan caution

At least 43 Afghan soldiers killed as Taliban storm military base

Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the province of Kandahar, 43 were killed, nine were wounded and six were missing after the militants attacked in the middle of the night, the ministry said in a statement. "Unfortunately there is nothing left inside the camp", defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri told the BBC.

In each assault, the Taliban used a Humvee vehicle as a bomb to blast their way into their targets.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a Taliban ambush in the northern Balkh province late Wednesday killed six police, according to Shir Jan Durani, spokesman for the provincial police chief.

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2 other Afghan security facilities also experienced similar attacks this week with one resulting in 90 casualties and the other 300.

Taliban attacks on Afghan military and police compounds have increased this week after USA officials met in Oman with delegations from Afghanistan, Pakistan and China to discuss the possibility of restarting peace negotiations with the insurgent group.

And the base itself sustained major damage.

This week's attacks come near the end of the summer fighting season, when militants traditionally intensify their offensives across the country.

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Security forces have cordoned off the area while BDS personnel are collecting evidence to ascertain exact nature of the blast. Earlier in June, 14 people ─ including seven policemen ─ were killed in a powerful blast in Quetta's Gulistan Road area.

After the attack, Afghan security forces said that they had launched air and ground operations in 17 provinces that had killed 102 insurgents.

On Tuesday, at least 69 people were killed and scores wounded in Taliban attacks on government compounds in Paktia and Ghazni provinces.

They said the attackers detonated at least one explosive-packed Humvee vehicle and razed the compound in the early morning assault. Security officials said on Thursday over 80 people were killed, of which at least 60 were security force members.

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