At least 45 soldiers and police officers were killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan on August 14 night.
The attack targeted the Allahuddin military base located in the Baghlan-e-Markazi district of the province resulting in the death of at least 35 army soldiers and 10 police officers.
According to Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, head of the provincial council, Taliban fighters set fire to checkpoints after the attack in Baghlan-i Markazi district. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed that the attack was carried out by the movement.
On August 13, the Taliban carried out anothert attack targeting a military base known as Camp Chinaya in the northern province of Faryab. According to reports, 17 soldiers were killed and 19 others were wounded.