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Taliban attacks Kabul guesthouse, presses raid on Afghan base
Taliban attacks Kabul guesthouse, presses raid on Afghan base

Taliban militants raided a guesthouse used by foreigners in Kabul on Saturday after besieging an army base in the south in an escalating campaign of violence as NATO troops withdraw from Afghanistan. At least five Afghan soldiers were killed and nine injured in the attack on the army base in Helmand province, which began Thursday evening when dozens of Taliban-allied fighters, including suicide bombers, stormed the compound. The base, formerly known as Camp Bastion, was used by British forces and U.S. Marines before it was handed over to Afghan control last month. Provincial officials in Helmand said 20 Taliban fighters were killed in the attack, including six suicide bombers who...

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