On January 21, Over 100 security personnel were killed in a Taliban attack in central Afghanistan, local media outlets reported citing security officials.
According to reports, Taliban members rammed a captured military Humvee packed with explosives into a training center of the National Directorate for Security in the province of Maidan Wardak, west of Kabul. At least two attackers followed up engaging pro-government fighters with gunfire before they were shot down.
“We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training center, eight special commandoes are among the dead,” Reuters quoted an anonymous comment by a senior official in the defense ministry in Kabul as saying. “I have been told not to make the death toll figures public. It is frustrating to hide the facts.”
These attacks show the pressure, which the Kabul government and the US-led coalition are currently facing in Afghanistan. The Taliban has significantly expanded its infuence across the country and the scale of its attacks has increased.