Death toll crosses 100 in Taliban attack on Afghan spy agency's training centre

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Death toll crosses 100 in Taliban attack on Afghan spy agency's training centre

Kabul (Agencies): More than 100 members of the Afghan security forces were killed in the Taliban attack inside a military compound in central Maidan Wardak province on Monday.

“We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training center, eight special commandoes are among the dead,” said a senior defence official.

The official said the assault began on Monday morning when the attackers rammed a car full explosives through a military check point and detonated the vehicle inside the campus of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces training center in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Maidan Wardak province.

Two gunmen entered the campus right after the explosion and shot at many Afghan soldiers before being gunned down during the clashes.

Defence ministry officials said the Taliban had used US-made armoured Humvee vehicles captured from Afghan forces as a car bomb in order to breach the military fortifications.