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At least 18 killed in Taliban attack on special force station in Afghanistan

Baku, January 21, AZERTAC

At least 18 people were killed and 27 others wounded after a Taliban car bomb explosion hit an Afghan Special Forces' station in Maidan Shar, capital of eastern Wardak province on Monday, a local official said.

"About 18 killed and 27 injured, mostly military personnel, were admitted into a main public health hospital in Maidan Shar following Monday morning's blast. And some injured were shifted to the national capital of Kabul for intensive care treatment," Director of the provincial health department Mohammad Salim Asghar told Xinhua.

The Taliban militant group claimed responsibility for the attack shortly after the blast.

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