50 US-led troops, Afghan soliders killed
The Taliban claim its militants have launched a wide-scale attack on a military camp in Afghanistan, killing at least 50 US-led and Afghan soldiers.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the militants attacked the base in Urgun in the southeastern province of Paktika on Friday, Press TV learned.
The assailants raided the base using a truck containing 7000 kilograms of explosives. They detonated the truck after having entered the military camp, the spokesman explained.
The armed militants, once inside, engaged the servicemen inside the base in a battle, Mujahid added.
The fighting is still going on between the militants and troops inside the base.
Earlier on Wednesday, Taliban militants targeted the US-run Bagram airbase with rockets, small arms and grenades, killing at least 60 US-led forces.
Wednesday’s attack came after attacks on Tuesday left eight foreign soldiers dead.