Eight guards dead, two injured in Taliban militant attack

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Afghanistan: According to the information given by the officials, as many as eight security guards of Bagram Air Base, the largest US military base in Afghanistan were killed by Taliban militants while there were on their way to work and two others were injured in the attack.

While talking to the media, the official stated: The attack, in which two other guards were injured, took place on Monday night in Shahkoh village, in Parwan province, while they were on their way to the base.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement in which he accused the victims of spying for the US.

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In November 2016, a suicide bombing inside the base killed four Americans and injured 17 people.

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