26 Aug '13, 2pm

Taliban suicide assault team attacks Afghan Army base in Kapisa

The Taliban have claimed credit for a suicide assault today on an Afghan Army base in Kapisa, where jihadists have been making inroads since Coalition forces withdrew from the central province. A suicide assault team attacked the Afghan National Army base in Tagab district early in the morning, at 6:30 a.m., the official spokesman for Kapisa province told Xinhua . A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives at the main gate in an attempt to breach the perimeter and allow the assault team to enter the base. "They failed to enter pass the first gate as the army soldiers responded to the attack, killing five militants," the spokesman said. He estimated that 15 Taliban fighters were involved in the assault, and claimed that 10 Taliban fighters who were wounded during the fighting were captured. Two Afghan soldiers were also killed during the fighting. The Talib...

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