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    The string of terrorist attacks against the military and law enforcement in Afghanistan continues: at least 43 local troops were killed by car bombers targeting an army base in Kandahar while six police officers were killed in the country’s northern Balkh province.

    "A group of insurgents attacked an army base in Chashmo area of Maiwand district in Kandahar province," according to the country's defense ministry.

    Tolo News TV cited sources as saying suicide bombers in Humvees were responsible for the attack.

    Earlier, the Taliban attacked a checkpoint in the northern Afghan province of Balkh, killing six police officers. According to the Pajhwok news agency, the attack was perpetrated by the militants of the Taliban terrorist group.

    In late August, a suicide attacker detonated an explosive device near a military vehicle in Helmand's Nawa-I-Barakzayi district; 13 people were killed.

    For decades, Afghanistan has experienced instability, as different terrorist organizations such as Daesh (ISIS) and the Taliban continue to attack various targets in the country.

    From January 1 to May 8, 2017, the Afghan National Army and other security forces suffered more than 2,530 fatalities and more than 4,200 people were injured, according to information from the US Special Inspector General for the Reconstruction of Afghanistan.


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