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43 Afghan troops die in Kandahar military base attack

KANDAHAR: At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed in a militant attack on an Afghan military base in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, officials said. The Taliban carried out two suicide car bombings at the military camp, setting off a battle continued for several hours. "A group of insurgents attacked an army base in Chashmo area of Maiwand district in Kandahar province," Afghan defence ministry said in a statement, adding nine soldiers were wounded and six have been unaccounted for. A member of Kandahar…

Pakistan stands by Afghanistan in its anti-terror fight: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a military base in Balkh province of Afghanistan. In his message, he said the government and people of Pakistan stand in solidarity with the government of Afghanistan and Afghan brethren in this hour of grief. The Prime Minister said terrorism is a common enemy and a threat to peace in the region. He reaffirmed that we stand by Afghanistan and its people in their fight against terrorism and pursuit of peace and stability. Dozens…