Dozens killed as Taliban, IS launch multiple attacks across Afghanistan

Taliban Islamic State carry out attacks across Afghanistan

At least 22 Afghan Army soldiers were martyred in a massive Taliban attack on a military camp in western Farah province overnight on Saturday.

"A large number of Taliban [jihadists] attacked an army outpost and we lost 18 soldiers and two were wounded", said Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.

Meanwhile, an Afghan official said at least three security personnel were killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.

An official reported that the military managed to shot many militants dead as well as injure some, yet the death toll is not clear for the militants moved the fatalities.

A wave of attacks across Afghanistan has left more than 25 people dead, majority soldiers, officials say. At least two soldiers were killed in the incident.

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In December, a suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near the same compound, killing at least six civilians.

The Taliban claimed both attacks in Helmand.

He said during the clash 12 Taliban insurgents were also killed.

The bombing took place in an area near an Afghan spy agency facility as well as the U.S. Embassy and other Afghan and worldwide institutions.

Recently, US President Donald Trump authorized a troop surge in Afghanistan, a policy that had been tried out by former US president George W. Bush but had failed to end the Taliban militancy.

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A week earlier, militants had killed more than 20 people, including four Americans, in an attack on one of the city's top hotels.

In another attack, a person was killed in the diplomatic area of capital Kabul Kabul today.

The Taliban militants have not made any comment about the report so far.

Islamic State's Afghan affiliate, which first appeared near the border with Pakistan in 2015, has become increasingly active and has claimed several recent attacks, although Nicholson said its strength had been severely diminished and the movement had only between 1,500 and 2,000 fighters.

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