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Taliban attack Afghan security base, 18 killed

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Kabul, Jan 21 At least 18 people were killed and 27 others injured after the Taliban attacked a security base in Afghanistan's Wardak province.

The attack took place at the Afghan Special Forces' station in the provincial capital of Maidan Shar, reports Xinhua news agency.

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near the station at around 7 a.m., according to authorities.

The Taliban, while claiming responsibility, also said that a group of attackers has stormed the base. But there was no official confirmation to the claim.(IANS)

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