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at least 140 dead after taliban attack on a key afghan army base, officials say

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at least 140 dead after taliban attack on a key afghan army base, officials say

kabul — the nerve center of afghan and nato combat activities in northern afghanistan is a sprawling military base in balkh province. there, thousands of afghan national army troops live and train, regional deployments and attacks are planned, and u.s.-supplied helicopters and fighter planes are launched to support afghan troops battling the taliban.on friday, in a stunning blow to the western-backed war effort, the base on a sun-baked plain near the city of mazar-e sharif became the target of the deadliest single attack by taliban insurgents since their regime in kabul was overthrown in 2001. a spokesman for the islamist militia claimed responsibility for the attack.there were conflicting reports on the number of casualties, but some afghan officials said saturday that at least 140 peop...