Taliban attack kills or wounds 160 Afghan soldiers at northern army base

In one of the deadliest Taliban attacks on the Afghan army, more than 160 soldiers were killed or injured at the Afghan National Army’s 209th Corps base near Mazar e-Sharif in the northern Balkh province. They breached the base defenses with suicide bombers and targeted the canteen and soldiers coming out of Friday prayers. Fighting there lasted for several hours, in which at least Taliban fighters disguised in army uniform were also killed. The 209th Corps is responsible for security in that part of Afghanistan including also Kunduz.

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