More than 50 people were killed in an attack by militants movement “Taliban” on a military base located near the city of Mazar-I-Sharif in Northern Afghanistan. This was stated at a briefing on Friday, April 21, representative of the Central command of the USA John Thomas, RIA Novosti reported.
According to him, according to preliminary data, the purpose of the attack was the mosque and dining room, where Afghan soldiers and probably civilians working on the base.
Thomas noted that several of the attackers were killed by return fire. However, he explained that fighting around the base is still ongoing.
Previously on April 21, disguised as Afghan soldiers, the militants broke into the military base. First, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the gate, then the extremists have entered the territory of the two pickups. One of attacking managed to be detained. He had a belt stuffed with explosives.
The responsibility for what happened assumed banned in Russia as extremist grouping “the Taliban”.