KABUL (Reuters) – More than 100 members of Afghan security forces were killed when Taliban insurgents attacked a military compound in the central Maidan Wardak province on Monday, a senior defense ministry official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training center,” the official said.
A provincial official also said the death toll was over 100.
A government spokesman declined to comment. Earlier the government said 12 people had been killed.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Reporting by Rupam Jain and Abdul Qadir Sediqi; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky