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Multiple Afghan soldiers killed in attack by Taliban

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Afghan soldiers killed in their sleepNumerous Afghan soldiers were reportedly killed while they slept in an attack by a Taliban member who had infiltrated their unit, The New York Times reported.

The infiltrator opened fire on the soldiers at a base in the Ghazni Province, then took their weapons and equipment, according to the Times.

The news outlet noted that the number of casualties was unclear as the Afghan Defense Ministry said nine were killed and the Taliban claimed 32 were killed. Provincial council member Esmatullah Jamuradwal told the paper that 23 were killed because only one person in the 24-member unit had survived the attack.

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