Taliban militants killed over 100 members of the Afghan security forces in an attack on a military compound in the central province of Maidan Wardak, Reuters reported citing a source in the military.
“We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training center,” an official told Reuters. The government said earlier that 12 people had been killed, but declined to comment further.
A Taliban suicide bomber drove a car bomb into the base following a firefight between the militants and security forces, Afghanistan’s Pajhwok News reported. The attack took place shortly after 8am on Monday.
Car suicide attack jolts Maidan Shahr, claimed by Taliban: By Ahmad Shah Erfanyar on 21 January 2019 MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): A car suicide bomber targeted a Special Forces’ base following a firefight in central Maidan Wardak province on Monday morning,… https://t.co/BT8bWDjo7v pic.twitter.com/zhZCzQ6kF7
— Pajhwok Afghan News (@pajhwok) January 21, 2019