More than 100 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attack

Baku, January 21, AZERTAC

More than 100 members of Afghan security forces were killed when armed Taliban fighters attacked a military base and police training centre outside Kabul on Monday, a senior defence ministry official has said, Al Jazeera reported.

"We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training centre," the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Reuters news agency about the attack in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Wardak province.

Maidan Shahr is about 44km southwest of Kabul, along the Ghazni-Kabul highway.

A provincial official also told Reuters that the death toll was over 100.

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