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PublishDate: Saturday, March 2, 2019 00:22

Afghanistan: Taliban attack on Hel

AVA- Around 23 security personnel lost their lives while 20 Taliban militants, including eight suicide bombers, were killed in the ensuing operations, according to Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence.
Quoting sources, local medias reported that the "complex" attack started at 2 am on Friday, when 27 gunmen attacked the military from three directions. Furthermore, a number of soldiers were taken as hostages by the militants during the attack.
The attack was immediately repelled by Afghan Security Forces, TOLOnews reported while quoting the spokesman of the US Forces-Afghanistan, Colonel Dave Butler.
"The Afghan Security Forces fight for the people of Afghanistan and they are the defenders of the people," Butler stated.



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