Afghanistan sacks officers after Taliban kill 21 soldiers

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Afghanistan on Tuesday sacked nine army officers for negligence after Taliban militants killed 21 soldiers and kidnapped several others in a raid on a border post near Pakistan.

A brigade commander and military intelligence chiefs were among those to lose their jobs, the defence ministry said in a statement, added that the officers could also face prosecution.

“The decision was taken by high council of defence after the army chief of staff briefed the council about the incident,” the ministry said.

Hundreds of militants stormed the outpost in the eastern province of Kunar on Sunday, triggering a four-hour battle that left 21 soldiers dead and five others missing.

The pre-dawn attack, which was claimed by the Taliban, was the deadliest strike on Afghan troops in recent months, as 55,000 NATO combat forces prepare to withdraw by the end of this year.

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