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The Taliban Claimed Credit for a Suicide Attack at a Base in the Southern Afghan Province of Helmand

Published: June 6, 2013 | 11:06 pm
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(CNA)-The Taliban claimed credit for a suicide attack at a base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand that killed six Georgian soldiers. The suicide attack is the sixth of its kind by the Taliban and their allies in less than two weeks, reports Long War Journal.

According to the publication, the Taliban claimed the attack in a statement released on Voice of Jihad, their propaganda website. The attack “killed 20 foreign invaders and wounded dozens others,” the Taliban claimed.

The suicide bomber was identified as “Abdul Ghafar from Kandahar province.” According to the Taliban, Ghafar “detonated his truck laden with heavy-duty explosives inside a large ISAF base, located on the road in Angrak Karez area, causing the above mentioned casualties as well as destroying several tanks and vehicles parked inside.”

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