Taliban capture northern Afghan base, kill at least 14 soldiers: officials

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MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Taliban fighters overran a northern Afghan army base, officials said Tuesday, killing at least 14 soldiers with dozens feared captured and others said to have fled in the latest blow to the country’s security forces.

Terrorists gained control of the base in Ghormach district of volatile Faryab province after days of heavy fighting, according to army spokesman Mohammad Hanif Rezaee, adding that 100 soldiers were on the base at the time. A local MP said at least 14 troops were killed.

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