Taliban target border troops killing 20 in Afghanistan, 20 others go missing

Srinagar: Afghan officials say at least 20 Afghan border troops have been killed in a Taliban attack on their base in western Farah province.

Abdul Samad Salehi, a provincial council member, says more than 45 border forces were at the base in Posht Koh district; only three of them could reach a nearby village, rest of them are either killed or arrested by the Taliban.

At least 20 soldiers were killed and similar number were missing, most probably arrested by Taliban, said a senior army official said, who was not authorized to speak with the media.

Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack. (Agencies)

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