Taliban insurgents launched a deadly attack, Tuesday, September 1, against a military base in eastern Afghanistan.
READ MORE: Taliban insurgents have staged a suicide car bombing and armed assault against a police base in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least three security officers and injuring several others.
Tuesday’s attack in the border province of Paktia came hours after U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien renewed Washington’s call for Afghan warring parties to urgently begin peace talks.
The early morning insurgent raid targeted a security compound in the provincial capital, Gardez, an area police spokesman told VOA.
Wahedullah Nizami said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-filled vehicle at the entrance gate before two heavily armed men stormed the facility. Afghan forces swiftly engaged and killed the assailants after a brief gunfight, Nizami added.
The Taliban took responsibility for the plotting the attack, claiming it inflicted heavy casualties on Afghan security forces.