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A Taliban attack on an Afghan base Friday could turn out to be country’s deadliest on an Afghan military installation and is raising questions about the army’s ability to hold off the Taliban, which are seeking to topple the country’s central government.

A spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense said more than 100 people were killed and wounded in Friday’s attack on a mosque at the headquarters of the army’s 209th Corps. Other reports put the casualty figures at 140 or more.

There are no reports of coalition casualties, although German military advisers, from NATO’s Train Advise Assist Command-North, often collaborate with troops on the base, which is near Mazar-i-Sharif.

Source: Taliban dressed as soldiers faked injury in deadly attack on Afghan base – Middle East – Stripes