Taliban overruns military base, killing at least 43 Afghan soldiers

The Afghan Taliban attacked a military base in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 43 of the 60 stationed there, the country’s defense ministry said Thursday. Another nine of the Afghan soldiers were wounded, and six were reported missing. The attack started when suicide bombers detonated two Humvees packed with explosives. Taliban fighters then stormed the Afghan National Army base in Kandahar’s Maiwand district, overrunning it. NATO officials said the battle ended with a U.S. airstrike that killed nine Taliban fighters. The Taliban, fighting to re-establish a fundamentalist Islamic regime, conducted a string of attacks earlier in the week that killed 74 people in three separate provinces.

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