Taliban seizes outpost, kills 30 Afghan troops
KANDAHAR: Taliban fighters killed 30 soldiers in an attack on an army base in the southern province of Kandahar, Afghanistan, an army spokesman said yesterday, as fighting raged across the country.
Sediq Esa, spokesman for the 205th Corps in Kandahar, said the Taliban attacked an outpost in Khakriz district, to the north of Kandahar city, overnight, seizing the outpost and capturing weapons and vehicles.
“As a result of the fighting, 30 army personnel have been killed and others wounded,” he said.
However the 205th Corps commander, General Imam Nazar, disputed the death toll and said reinforcements had arrived to beat back the insurgents.
The attack came after days of fierce fighting across Afghanistan.