Accidents, Afghanistan, Politics Saturday, 21 March , 2020

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Taliban Stands Behind the Scene of Deadly Attack At Afghan Base

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At least 17 police and army personnel were killed in an apparent insider attack at a joint military and police base, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defence said.


Ariana News Agency- 

Assadullah Kakar, a provincial council member, said the Taliban carried out the attack in southern Zabul province with the assistance of Afghan police and army personnel inside the base.

No-one immediately took responsibility, with Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed merely saying he would look into the allegation.

The attack comes as the US and Nato carry out a staged withdrawal of troops after a peace deal signed last month between Washington and the Taliban. The pullout is tied to promises by the Taliban to fight terrorism, including the so-called Islamic State group’s affiliate in eastern Afghanistan.

A spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani (pictured) said the “heinous” attack called into question the Taliban’s commitment to the peace deal.

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