Afghan military attacked

This item appears on page 18 of the March 2019 issue.

A group of Taliban militants attacked an Afghani National Directorate for Security (NDS) base southwest of Kabul on Jan. 21, killing at least 43 people and injuring more than 50 others. The attack included at least two car bombs and multiple suicide bombers. Most of the fatalities occurred in one building that collapsed due to a car bomb.

According to reports, the base was used for training pro-government militias.