Dozens of the Afghan security forces were killed and wounded after the Taliban attacked a large military base in the southern province of Helmand on Friday morning.
A group of at least 20 militants in military uniform assaulted 215th Maiwand Corps in Camp Shurab in Washeer district of the province on Friday morning from different directions.
The provincial governor Yasin Khan said that 20 insurgents including suicide bombers were killed in the attack.
He stressed that the attackers had come from Pakistan.
At least 22 Afghan soldiers were also killed and 16 others wounded in the incident, the official said.
However, sources informed Ariana News of a much high number of casualties to the Afghan forces in the incident.
According to the sources, over 40 killed and 50 wounded in this complex attack which lasted for more than 24 hours.
Condemning the attack, Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish said that the enemies want to demolish and weaken the moral of the Afghan Defense and Security forces by launching such terrorist attacks.
He stressed that the enemies will never achieve this goal.