The Taliban murdered more than 100 members of the Afghan security forces inside a military base compound in the Central Maidan Wardak province today, according to a senior officer of the defense department.
Mentioning the condition of the unknown source, a senior official in the defense ministry in Kabul told, “ We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training center, eight special commandos are among the dead”.
The official told the strike started while the attacker’s thrush a car which was packed with full of explosives through a military based checkpoint and ignited the vehicle inside the campus of National Directorate of Security forces training center in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Maidan Wardak province. Two gunmen made the entry in the campus right after the explosion and shooting at many Afghan soldiers before being shot down during the clashes.
The officials of Defence ministry told Taliban had used the armor-plated US-made Humvee vehicles captured from Afghan forces as the car bomb in order to violet the military fortifications.
A second source inhibiting in Maidan Wardak province told more than 100 members of National Directorate of Security were killed in the complex attack.
According to the former provincial official, “ I have been in touch with the NDS official in the province and they told me that over 100 members of the NDS were killed in the big explosion”.
Sharif Hotak, a member of the provincial council in Maidan Wardak told he saw bodies of 35 Afghan forces in the hospital.
Tak told, “ Many more were killed. Several bodies were transported to Kabul city and many injured were transferred to hospitals in Kabul”. He added, “ the government was hiding the accurate casualty figures to prevent a further dip in the morale of the Afghan forces.”