Local officials said the Taliban attacked the base in Shah Wali Kot district and killed a number of soldiers.
11 Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack On Kandahar Base
At least 11 Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and nine others wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province, a local security source said.
According to military sources, the attack took place on Monday night.
This comes after six policemen were killed in an insurgent attack in southern Helmand province on Sunday night, local officials confirmed on Tuesday.
In addition, three other policemen were wounded in the attack.
This attack took place in Sangin district of the province after a number of insurgents attacked a police check post and clashed with security forces, provincial police chief Aqa Noor Kentozai said.
“The insurgents also took Abdul Malek, the commander of the check post, with them after he was injured in the clash,” Kentozai said.
Just a day earlier, 20 local and national policemen were killed in clashes with Taliban insurgents in southern Zabul province, local officials said on Sunday.
This clash started in Shajoy district of the province on Saturday night after Taliban insurgents attacked the district and clashed with police, said officials.
At least seven check posts fell to the insurgents but by late Sunday security forces had regained control of all check posts.
Military sources said the Taliban captured the base for a few hours and managed to make off with a large amount of weapons.