Taliban kills more than 100 Afghan security personnel outside Kabul

At least 100 Afghan government security personnel were killed in a coordinated Taliban attack on Monday on a government military base and police training center at Maidan Shahr, capital of Wardak province, some 44km southwest of Kabul. The Taliban has been on the offensive in recent months, attacking targets around the country in an apparent effort to expand their influence and perhaps gain more leverage in any future peace talks.

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