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Afghanistan: At least 40 killed in suicide attack on Wardak military base01:17

Afghanistan: At least 40 killed in suicide attack on Wardak military base

Afghanistan, Maidan Shar
January 21, 2019 at 17:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least 40 people were reportedly killed while dozens more were wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on the country's intelligence agency base in Maidan Shar, Wardak Province, on Monday.

According to local officials, the target of the attack was a training centre for pro-government militia members run by the National Directorate of Security (NDS).

An eyewitness said that "at around 07:00, a heavy explosion occurred" which broke window panes in the area. "Ambulances transferred injured people dead bodies from the scene of attack to the hospital," he added.

The attack began after a vehicle loaded with explosives rammed into the entrance of a compound. At least three gunmen, reportedly, stormed the base following the explosion. According to a provincial official, the attackers were later killed during a firefight with Afghan security forces.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault.

Afghanistan: At least 40 killed in suicide attack on Wardak military base01:17
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At least 40 people were reportedly killed while dozens more were wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on the country's intelligence agency base in Maidan Shar, Wardak Province, on Monday.

According to local officials, the target of the attack was a training centre for pro-government militia members run by the National Directorate of Security (NDS).

An eyewitness said that "at around 07:00, a heavy explosion occurred" which broke window panes in the area. "Ambulances transferred injured people dead bodies from the scene of attack to the hospital," he added.

The attack began after a vehicle loaded with explosives rammed into the entrance of a compound. At least three gunmen, reportedly, stormed the base following the explosion. According to a provincial official, the attackers were later killed during a firefight with Afghan security forces.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault.

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