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PublishDate: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 09:27

Taliban car bomb attack foiled in Helmand: security officials

Security forces detected and destroyed a Taliban car bomb in Helmand before insurgents could reach their target, the 215 Maiwand Army Corps in southern Afghanistan said in a statement.

According to the statement with the help of intelligence agencies, and the air force, security forces stopped the attack from happening in #Abpashak area of #Greshk district.

The statement said that another group of Taliban militants, who were preparing to attack security checkpoints after the planned car bomb, was also targeted by the Afghan Air Force, killing nine Taliban insurgents.

#Taliban did not comment yet.

A security source said on condition of anonymity that at least seven army soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in the operation.

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