Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

By REUTERS
April 22, 2017 08:29
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As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said.

One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said on Saturday at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others wounded. Other officials said the toll was likely to be even higher.



The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the government has yet to release official casualty figures.


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