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Taliban attack kills more than 100 security force members - defence ministry source

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Taliban attack kills more than 100 security force members - defence ministry source

Taliban attack kills more than 100 security force members - defence ministry source

More than 100 members of Afghan security forces were killed when Taliban insurgents attacked a military compound in the central Maidan Wardak province on Monday (January 21), a senior defence ministry official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Taliban attack kills more than 100 security force members - defence ministry source

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) More than 100 members of Afghan security forces were killed when Taliban insurgents attacked a military compound in the central Maidan Wardak province on Monday (January 21), a senior defence ministry official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training centre," the official said.

A provincial official also said the death toll was over 100.

A government spokesman declined to comment.

Earlier the government said 12 people had been killed.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.




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