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PM Modi condemns Taliban attack on Afghan Army

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly condemned a Taliban attack on the Afghan Army in in Mazar-e-Sharif that killed around 140 soldiers.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: April 22, 2017 12:39 IST ]
Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly condemned a Taliban attack on the Afghan Army in in Mazar-e-Sharif that killed around 140 soldiers.

"Strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Mazar-e-Sharif. Our prayers and condolences to the families who lost loved ones," PM Modi tweeted.

Around 140 Afghan troops were killed on Friday after a group of Taliban insurgents launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan.

The Taliban insurgents were wearing Afghan military uniforms when they attacked soldiers as they attended mosque and ate a meal.

Afghan commandos were deployed to challenge the Taliban militants.

According to Afghan defence ministry spokesman General Dawlat Waziri, 10 Taliban militants were involved in this attack out of which seven were killed, two blew themselves up, and one was detained by Afghan forces.

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