Taliban insider attack targets Italian forces in Western Herat province

Published By ITCT News Desk On : January 2, 2019
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Italian forces in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: An insider attacker attempted to target Afghan and Italian forces in western Herat province on Wednesday, an official said.

General Noorullah Qaderi, the commander of 207 Zafar military corps, said that the infiltrator was killed by Afghan forces and another Afghan soldier was wounded in the exchange of gun fires.

According to reports from government sources, the Italian nationals have escaped unharmed.

Reports suggest that the incident happened inside the foreign force’s base where a special ceremony was underway.

According to TOLO News, there were two attackers.

Afghan Taliban have officially claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it killed multiple foreigners. A statement from Resolute Support mission said no one was injured in the attack.

Afghan Taliban statement claiming responsibility for the attack in Herat

On October 22, a Czech service member was killed in an insider attack at the Shindand airbase in Herat.

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