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Published On: Fri, Apr 12th, 2013

Taliban attack in Afghanistan leaves 13 Afghan soldiers dead, seizing ammunition and weapons

Taliban militants attacked an army outpost near the eastern border with Pakistan on Friday, killing 13 soldiers, the Defense Ministry said.

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Violence is increasing as the weather conditions have improved, allowing easier passage through the mountainous regions. The fighting began at dawn, lasting for five hours.

13 Afghan soldiers were killed.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack and said the insurgents captured the base, seizing ammunition and weapons. He put the death toll at 15 Afghan soldiers, claiming the militants suffered no casualties among their fighters.

Taliban and other insurgents enjoy refuge in Pakistan’s lawless northwestern area and use Kunar as one of their main infiltration routes into Afghanistan.

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