More than 50 feared dead in Taliban attack on Afghan forces base – US military

Published time: 21 Apr, 2017 16:48Edited time: 21 Apr, 2017 16:51

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Dozens have been killed in an ongoing attack on an Afghan military base, a US military official said, adding that the death toll may be over 50, Reuters reports.

"We're talking probably more than 50 casualties," said Colonel John Thomas, a spokesman for the U.S. military's Central Command, as quoted by Reuters.

"There is a mosque and a dining facility on the base that seemed to, at this point from our reports, be the subject of significant attack from enemy forces."

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