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43 ANA killed in Kandahar attack

AT-KABUL: At least 43 Afghan National Army (ANA) have been killed and nine others received injures after Chashmawi camp attacked by Taliban insurgents in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday after midnight.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed the attack, saying the militants first exploded its vehicle-borne improvised explosive device , and shortly carried out coordinate attack on camp, in which 43 ANA were killed, nine wounded and six other have been missing.

“In this camp, totally 60 ANA were present and it locates in Maiwand district of Kandahar province,” Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

According to MoD, two of ANA have been survived from the attack, and 205 corps commander have already reached the camp, and inquiry has been launched over the fact of incident.

Moreover, the statement said that ten insurgents also killed in the clash.

The Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack. The group’s spokesman by sending email claimed that in advance a car bomber targeted that camp and later armed Taliban fighters attacked the camp.

However, this comes as 48 people including police chief of Paktia have been killed and 161 others wounded in a bombing and mass attack in the Gardez city, provincial capital.

A group of terrorist armed with suicide vests and weapons attacked police headquarter and police training center on Tuesday, which located beside each other in Gardez city center of southern Paktia province.

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