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MoD Confirms Killing of 43 Soldiers in Taliban’s Army Base Attack

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(Last Updated On: October 19, 2017)

At least 43 soldiers have been killed in two suicide car bombing attacks by the Taliban militants at an army camp in Maiwand district of Kandahar province, Afghan defense ministry confirmed Thursday.

“Last night, a group of insurgents attacked over the Afghan army Chishmo camp located in Maiwand district of Kandahar province at around 2:50 am,” MoD Spokesman Major General Dawlat Waziri said in a statement.

According to Waziri, at least 60 soldiers were present at the camp when the attacks happened and only two soldiers survived and remained unharmed.

A total of 43 army soldiers were killed, nine wounded and six soldiers went missing after the fighting, the statement added.

Ten militants were also killed during the attack, the statement claimed.

Earlier, a security source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that the Taliban suicide bombers carried out the attacks using two Humvees, armored vehicles stolen from security forces ,which were laden with explosives.

After the car bombing, the attackers engaged in armed clashes with Afghan security forces, the source added.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack saying army’s weapon and ammunitions were also seized during the attack.

The report comes days after similar attacks occurred in Paktia and Ghazni provinces which left at least 70 people dead and dozens of others injured.

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27 Taliban militants killed in Kandahar clashes

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(Last Updated On: July 24, 2020)

At least 27 Taliban militants were killed in ground clashes and airstrike in southern Kandahar province, police confirmed. 

Jamal Nasir Barikzai, a spokesman for Kandahar police told Ariana News that the insurgents attacked security outposts in Marouf district of the province on around 10 p.m. Thursday. 

According to Barikzai, seven militants were killed in the counterattack.

After clashes intensified US forces carried out an airstrike in the area, resulted in 20 deaths of Taliban fighters, he added.

The Afghan forces seized a Humvee vehicle, a number of weapons, mines, and ammo during the clashes.

Meanwhile, two policemen have been killed and six more injured in the incident.

Earlier this week, 30 Taliban fighters were killed in a US forces airstrike and police ambush in the province, Tadin Khan, police chief of Kandahar confirmed. 

The Taliban yet make a comment about the incident.

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25 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Kandahar clashes

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(Last Updated On: June 17, 2020)

At least 13 Taliban militants were killed and 12 others wounded in clashes with Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province, police confirmed.

Jamal Nasir Barikzai, a spokesman for Kandahar police told Ariana News that the Taliban fighters attacked security outposts in Zherai and Takhta pul districts of the province on Tuesday which faced resistance by Afghan forces.

The militants stormed a security outpost in Zherai at around midnight Tuesday, in which at least 8 insurgents were killed and three others injured, Barikzai said.

He added that one policeman was killed and another was wounded in the shooting exchange.

Meanwhile, at least five Taliban fighters were killed and 9 others wounded as the group attacked a security outpost in the Bedak area of Takhta pul district on Tuesday night, Barikzai said, adding no security forces were harmed in the clash.

In a separate incident, the Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army outpost in Taluka area of Kunduz city on Tuesday, as a result, five soldiers were killed and 7 others wounded, a source said.

The spokesman for the provincial governor confirmed the attack but did not provide further details on casualties.

The Taliban militant group yet to make a comment in this regard.

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Agricultural laboratory put to operation in Kandahar

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(Last Updated On: June 8, 2020)

A laboratory for the diagnosis and treatment of agricultural and horticultural products was put to operation in Kandahar province.

Officials at the Kandahar Department of Agriculture say the lab was funded personally by an agricultural specialist and was inaugurated on Monday, June 8th.

They add that the lab is set to diagnose and cure agricultural and horticultural crops.

Officials also added that all of the lab’s gears were imported from the United States, Canada, China, and India, which have the capacity to diagnose a variety of vegetation diseases.

Agha Lalai Dastgiri, Kandahar’s deputy governor for social affairs, says that most of the people in the province are farmers and that installing such laboratories could help increase agricultural production.

Gardeners and farmers in Kandahar also see the creation of such laboratories beneficial for the development of their crops.

They say that their crops are declining every year due to various diseases, but they hope that with the operation of this laboratory, the problem will be resolved to some extent.

Officials in Kandahar province also confirm that the construction of laboratories and refrigeration systems will increase farmers’ products and that the government is working to provide more facilities for the farmers.

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