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26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

KANDAHAR: At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday, the latest blow to the country's struggling security forces. The Afghan air force said it carried out strikes backing up soldiers on the ground during the hours-long attack on the base, which began late Tuesday and ended in the early hours of Wednesday. At least 13 soldiers were also wounded in the attack, MOD spokesman General Dawlat Waziri said. The Afghan…