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December 2, 2021

Afghan Taliban launches attack near US base

Taliban fighters wearing Special Forces’ uniforms have attacked a car park for NATO vehicles near a US military base in an Afghan province bordering Pakistan.
More than 30 vehicles stationed at the base before heading to Pakistan were torched or damaged as a result of early Monday’s attack, which was followed by a gun battle between the fighters and security forces, at the Torkham border crossing in Nangarhar.
NATO-led ISAF forces said they had killed three attackers while none of its personnel were killed.
The Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the attack, said six soldiers were killed and 10 military vehicles destroyed.
In an emailed statement to media offices, Zabiullah Mujahid, the Afghan Taliban spokesman, said the group was behind the attack, and claimed that its fighters had destroyed several tanks in the process.

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