May 14, 2021

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At least 17 soldiers killed by the Taliban in Afghan military base

Taliban Attack

The Taliban attacked an Afghan military base in Ghazni Province in southeastern Afghanistan on Saturday (May 1), capturing dozens of government soldiers and killing several others. (AFP)

Taliban attacked an Afghan military base in Ghazni Province in southeastern Afghanistan on Saturday (May 1)

The United States and NATO were originally scheduled to withdraw their troops from Afghanistan on May 1. On the same day, the Taliban captured a military base in Afghanistan. At least 17 soldiers were killed in the fighting for several hours.

China News Agency reported that the Taliban attacked an Afghan military base in Ghazni Province in southeastern Afghanistan on Saturday (May 1), capturing dozens of government soldiers and killing several people. It is reported that the fighting lasted for several hours and at least 17 soldiers died.

Afghan Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid claimed in a statement that day that as the deadline for foreign troops to withdraw from (Afghanistan) on May 1 reached an agreement, this violation of principles would take any action against the garrison. The action opened the way.

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According to reports, because Biden extended the full withdrawal time of the Trump administration and the Taliban agreement from May 1 to September 11 this year, the Taliban therefore threatened to launch an attack on the United States and NATO forces on May 1.

U.S. President Biden announced on the 14th of last month that the U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan will begin to withdraw from May 1 and will completely withdraw the U.S. troops before September 11 this year. According to the agreement reached between the administration of former US President Trump and the Taliban in Afghanistan in February last year, the United States promised to withdraw its troops in Afghanistan and NATO completely before May 1 this year.

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