At least 24 Afghan security forces killed in insider attack, say officials

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers arrive at the site of last night clashes between Taliban and Afghan forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan March 4, 2020. — Reuters pic
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers arrive at the site of last night clashes between Taliban and Afghan forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan March 4, 2020. — Reuters pic

KABUL, March 20 — At least two dozen Afghan security forces were killed today in an insider attack on their base in southern Afghanistan, two officials told AFP.

“At 3am (1030 GMT), 24 Afghan police and army forces were martyred when six police infiltrators opened fire on them while they were asleep,” said Rahmatullah Yarmal, spokesman for the governor of Zabul.

Zabul provincial council chief Ata Jan Haq Bayan confirmed the toll, adding that the attackers had “connections” to the Taliban. — AFP

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