Taliban Kills at Least 18 Afghani Soldiers during Assault on Military Base

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Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, in a statement delivered on the messaging service WhatsApp, said the insurgents had overrun the checkpoint, killing 25 soldiers, capturing two alive and making off with a Humvee and a truck.

Meanwhile, two suicide vehicle bombers killed at least two soldiers and wounded a dozen others in southern Helmand province.

"We have sent more reinforcements to the area", Defense Ministry spokesman Daulat Wazir said. The Taliban then launched a militancy, targeting foreign and Afghan forces as well as civilians.

The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan army post and killed 18 government soldiers, the defence ministry said on Saturday, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed one person and wounded six.

Also Saturday, a suicide attacker detonated explosives at a checkpoint in Kabul on the edge of the Green Zone, a heavily guarded district of embassies, Afghan government office, s and the presidential palace. An improvised explosive device detonated a suicide bomber.

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In Helmand province, at least three people were killed and 17 others were wounded in two attacks in the capital city of Lashkargah and Nad Ali district, according to provincial officials.

The Taliban claimed the ambulance attack, as well as an attack a week earlier in which militants stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul, killing 22 people, including 14 foreigners, and setting off a 13-hour battle with security forces.

Two of the wounded in critical condition.

One security official succumbed to injuries sustained in the second suicide bomb attack at another military base in Helmand's Lashkar Gah city.

The Taliban, fighting to drive out foreign troops and re-establish their form of strict Islamic law, claimed responsibility.

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