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Taliban attacks kill 58, nearly wipe out Afghan army camp


19th October 2017 - Quoted by Amir Shah - The Associated Press

The Taliban have killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in a wave of attacks across the country overnight, including an assault that nearly wiped out an army camp in southern Kandahar province, officials said Thursday.

The attack on the army camp took place late on Wednesday and involved two suicide car bombs, said spokesman Dawlat Wazir. It set of hours of fighting, killing at least 43 soldiers.

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Pompeo said in a speech at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington think tank, that the U.S. "is going to do everything we can, to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table in Afghanistan, with the Taliban having zero hope that they can win this thing on the battlefield."

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