20 Afghan National Army soldiers killed

20 Afghan National Army soldiers killed
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Kabul, Afghanistan -- Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers wait in formation to began a training exercise on Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) Mar. 9. ANA recruits are trained by Afghan and coalition forces while attending basic military training on KMTC. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matt Davis)

Kabul: At least 20 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in the western Farah province of Afghanistan.

According to Farah provincial council official Dadullah Qani, the attack started at around 2:00 am in Shakh-i-Bala Kansk area of Bala Block district and at least 20 soldiers were killed, reports Afghan’s TOLO News.

12 Taliban militants were also killed during the clashes.

Qani said shortly before the incident occurred, a clash broke out in Sore Shamal area, capital of Farah province, and while security forces were busy fighting the insurgents the Taliban attacked the base in Bala Block district.

According to the report, the Taliban stole a large amount of weapons as well.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. (ANI)