The number of those killed in an attack on a military base in Afghanistan has grown to 140 people

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In the result of an attack of insurgents of radical movement “the Taliban” (banned in Russia) on a military base in the province of Balkh in Northern Afghanistan has killed at least 140 members of the army of this country. On Saturday, April 22, Reuters reports, citing officials of Afghanistan.

Information about 140 victims led an official from the city of Mazar-I-Sharif, according to him, also many wounded. Other representatives of the Afghan government added that the death toll could be even greater.

21 APR dressed in Afghan military uniforms, the militants broke into the army base near the city of Mazar-I-Sharif. First, a suicide bomber activated an explosive device at the gate, then the extremists rode into the territory of the two pickups.

The representative of the Central command of the USA John Thomas reported more than 50 deaths, noting that several of the attackers were killed by return fire. Responsibility for attack was assumed by group “Taliban”.