The Taliban launched an attack at a military base in Afghanistan, an attack that left 12 afghani soldiers dead and at least two dozen wounded. The attack took place in the central province of Maidan Wardak. Three militants were killed in the incident.
According to military sources, the terror group attempted to detonate two car bombs near the base, one of which went off, according to a statement from the provincial media office.
The bouts of violence have analysts worried that the security situation in Afghanistan could get worse ahead of this year’s presidential elections in July. This comes as speculations surround intelligence that indicates that the United States military has been ordered to withdraw half of the troops from Afghanistan.