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Official says Taliban suicide bombers kill 2 Afghan soldiers in attack on army base

A provincial official says five Taliban suicide bombers killed two Afghan soldiers and wounded several others when they attacked an army base in eastern Afghanistan.

Kapisa provincial spokesman Qais Qadri said the insurgents, all wearing explosive vests, died in the attack on the Afghan base in Tagab district.

Qadri says the attack began when one of the five rammed a car bomb into the main gate of the base and the other four stormed the compound. Another group of about a dozen militants also opened fire at the base from a distance, he added.

He says 10 other attackers were wounded but managed to flee.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility in an email to media.

Insurgents have increased attacks recently as foreign troops leave.

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