>> A national day of mourning in Afghanistan after a deadly attack on a military base. The defense ministry says more than 100 people were killed or injured when Taliban fighters, dressed in military uniform, infiltrated checkpoints before opening fire on Friday. The exact death toll hasn't yet been released, however, one official says at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others wounded.
President Ashraf Ghani visited the base in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Saturday, praying with officials and visiting injured soldiers in hospital. His spokesmen telling media a full and technical investigation has been ordered in to the attack.>>
> Stating its result has to be acceptable to the president and to the people of Afghanistan.
The Taliban claiming responsibility in a statement, witnesses describing a scene of confusion as up to ten Taliban fighters made their way into the base. Many soldiers left uncertain about the attackers true identity as the gun shots rang out. The major headquarters is often used by foreign military advisers, however, no international troops were involved in Friday's attack.
The western Afgan government has locked in a prolonged war with Taliban insurgents and other militant groups.