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AFP: 43 Afghan soldiers killed in attack on military base

AFP: 43 Afghan soldiers killed in attack on military base

19 October 2017 | 10:40 | FOCUS News Agency
Kabul. At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, in the third attack on a security installation this week, AFP reported.
"A group of insurgents attacked an army base in Chashmo area of Maiwand district in Kandahar province," the defence ministry said in a statement, adding nine soldiers were wounded and six are unaccounted for.
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toloNews: Almost 800 security force members were killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan

toloNews: Almost 800 security force members were killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan

19 October 2017 | 09:30 | FOCUS News Agency
Kabul. In September alone, almost 800 security force members were killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan, toloNews reported.
Following Tuesday’s deadly attack on Gardez City’s police headquarters in Paktia province, concerns have been raised over the rising number of casualties among Afghan security forces.
In September alone, 480 Afghan army soldiers and almost 300 police force members were killed.
In most of the attacks that killed these security force members, the Taliban has seized uniforms and military equipment including weapons and vehicles.
The Taliban insurgents that detonated two vehicle bombs and stormed the police compound in Paktia on Tuesday used not only security force vehicles but were also dressed in security force uniforms.
Security organizations have meanwhile acknowledged that the intelligence units are failing to pick up information on such planned attacks.
The spokesman for the ministry of interior, Dawlat Waziri, said: “Attackers cannot enter a place easily; they come by the help of others. Some people have relations with them. Those who provide the ground for their attack. This trend must end.”
Each day, an average of 26 security force members are being killed in the country.
“Some activities have been done to prevent casualties but they are not sufficient. More work must be done,” said Waziri.
In most of the attacks, the military hardware killing security force members are weapons seized by the insurgents.

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AFP: 32 killed, over 200 wounded in attack on Afghan police

AFP: 32 killed, over 200 wounded in attack on Afghan police

17 October 2017 | 12:52 | FOCUS News Agency
Gardez. The death toll in a suicide and gun attack on police in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 32 with more than 200 wounded, an official said, in the latest deadly violence to hit the country, AFP reported.
"The hospital is overwhelmed and we call on people to donate blood," said Shir Mohammad Karimi, deputy health director in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province.

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AFP: Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Afghan police training centre

AFP: Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Afghan police training centre

17 October 2017 | 09:25 | FOCUS News Agency
Kabul. Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an attack on a police training centre in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, in the latest violence to rock the war-torn country, AFP reported.
"At first a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives near the training centre, making way for a number of attackers to start their assault" in Gardiz, capital of Paktia province, the interior ministry said in a statement.

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