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14 killed in Afghan military base attack


KABUL — At least 14 persons including three soldiers were killed during a clash at a military base in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province, a top official said on Monday.

“Several armed militants stormed the army base in Tirin Kot district late Sunday night,” the official told Xinhua news agency.

Among the derad, 11 were militants from the Taliban terror group, he said.

The attackers were also believed to have taken control of the base for hours before additional forces arrived early Monday.

Soldiers were also captured by the militants in the attack, a provincial official said.

“The additional forces are trying to secure the base and they launched a search operation to locate and rescue the captured soldiers,” he said.