Base – Ariana News Bringing Afghan News to the World Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:05:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Afghan Military Base Falls to Taliban in Farah Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:05:01 +0000 A military base of Afghan security forces collapsed by the armed oppositions of the government in Bala Bolok district of Farah province late on Monday night, the local officials said.

Farah security commander said at least five Afghan soldiers were killed and six of them were wounded in Taliban’s attack on a military base and the armed group has taken all the equipment of the base.

However, a source on condition of anonymity told Ariananews that at least 16 Afghan soldiers were killed in the incident.

In the meantime, the NATO airstrikes killed at least 15 Taliban militants after they attacked on some areas of the central Farah province.

Farah security commander further added that at least 24 Taliban insurgents were killed in a separate NATO airstrike in Khak-e Safid district of the province.

Afghan Military Base Collapses in Farah, Killing At Least 8 Police Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:16:16 +0000 An Afghan military base in Rigee area, the center of Farah province has been collapsed, killing at least eight police officers, local officials said.

Farah police commander, Gul Bahar Mujahed confirmed the incident and said, “There is the possibility that the eight police officers were killed by one of their colleagues. The base was collapsed without any clash and attack of the armed oppositions and one of the colleagues of the killed police officers is still missing.”

Mujahed noted the intelligence police have started an investigation to find the main reason.

He further added that the collapsed military base has been reactivated again.

At least 26 Afghan Soldiers Killed in Kandahar Base Attack: MoD Confirms Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:32:47 +0000 As many as 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in Taliban’s attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

 The Defense Ministry Spokesman Dawlat Waziri said that , 13 Afghan soldiers were injured in the attack which happened on Karzyali camp in Khakrez district on Tuesday night.

Local security sources told Ariana News that many more of the soldiers went missing. 

The Taliban claimed the  responsibility for the attack, saying the group captured the base and killed 70 soldiers.

Local security officials, however, rejected the Taliban’s claim, adding that additional troops being deployed in the area.

The tragedy comes as the Taliban stepped up their insurgency across the country.  The group  captured three districts in the different zones, including Taywara in Ghor, Kohistan in Faryab and Janikheil in Paktia provinces.

Though,  Kohistan district was reclaimed by the government forces on Tuesday.

MoD Accepts Taliban New Strategy of Targeting Military Bases Sat, 27 May 2017 13:06:34 +0000 Following the recent deadly Taliban raid on Kandahar’s military base, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) accepts the Taliban’s new war strategy that targets Afghan military bases.

At least 15 Afghan soldiers have been killed and five others were injured in an attack by the Taliban assault on the facility in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar.

MoD rejects the influence of Taliban group among the Afghan military forces.

Deputy spokesman of MoD, Muhammad Rad Manish said, “Taliban have their activities but we reject their presence among our defending forces.”

The Shah Wali Koot incident comes four days after 10 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban militants stormed another base in the same area.

Now, Afghan people criticize the government that why does it not learn from the same incidents?

Former deputy of Interior Ministry, Mirza Muhammad Yarmand said, “the enemies have many tactics, but we do not meditate on them.”

The Taliban claimed it killed 40 more Afghan security personnel in attacks in Khakrez, Maiwand, Shorabak, and another operation in Shah Wali Koot.

Kandahar is a strategic province for the Taliban, and is considered to be the birthplace of the group. The province borders Baluchistan, the Pakistani province that serves as the group’s safe haven as well as a prime recruitment center. Kandahar is also a key to the production and distribution of opium, a major source of the Taliban’s income.