At least 45 Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on a security base in northern Baghlan province on Tuesday night, a security source confirmed on Wednesday.
The attack happened after Taliban insurgents attacked Allahuddin base in Baghlan-e-Markazi district of the province, a police source confirmed, adding that “35 army soldiers and 10 local policemen were killed.”
The district police have confirmed the attack but have not given details about casualties.
However, security officials have not yet commented about the attack.
In the past two days, two large military bases have been targeted by the Taliban in the country in which dozens of security forces members were killed.
On Monday, local officials in the northern province of Faryab confirmed that Afghan troops surrendered to the Taliban after their base -called Chenayeeha - fell to the Taliban in Ghormach district in the province.
The base reportedly remained under Taliban siege for 48 hours.
According to local officials, over 40 security force members surrendered to the Taliban after they received no help nor ammunition supplies despite repeated requests.
Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, head of Faryab provincial council also confirmed that the troops surrendered.
Security officials have not yet commented on the collapse of Chenayeeha base to the Taliban.