Taliban militants killed over 100 members of the Afghan security forces in an attack on a military compound in the central province of Maidan Wardak, Reuters reported citing a source in the military.
“We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training center,” an official told Reuters. The government said earlier that 12 people had been killed, but declined to comment further.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, also claiming on Twitter that the explosives-laden vehicle destroyed “the entire base” and trapped people under rubble.

Video footage, purportedly of the aftermath, shows buildings in the compound collapsed and charred.

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