TALIBAN combatants have stormed an army checkpoint in Afghanistan killing dozens of soldiers while injured dozens others.
According to BBC nearly 18 Afghan soldiers were killed today in the Bala Boluk district of western Farah province when Taliban fighters attacked army checkpoint.
In the first attack in Helmand province, Taliban fighters used a Humvee to enter an army base in Nad Ali district but were identified by soldiers and returned back. At least two soldiers were killed in the incident.
A second suicide car bomber targeted an NDS compound near a police headquarters in Helmand's provincial capital Lashkar Gah where seven people were wounded.
In a separate attack in the capital Kabul on Saturday morning, a suicide bomber killed at least three people near the diplomatic area of the city. The attack was later claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.
According to Najib Danish, the ministry of interior spokesman, the suicide bombing took place in Kabul's Shash Darak area, bordering the Green Zone.The area is near the NATO headquarters, and is not far from the US embassy.