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At least 50 casualties reported after Taliban attack on Afghan military base

More than 50 Afghans are believed to be dead or wounded after a Taliban-led attack Friday on an Afghan Army base in Afghanistan's Balkh Province, a U.S. military Central Command spokesman told Reuters. The Taliban fighters reportedly stormed the base brandishing firearms, and some were strapped with explosives.

The spokesman said the base's mosque and dining facility appeared to be the targets of the attack, which he called "significant." No American service personnel or U.S.-led coalition forces appeared to be injured.

The strike comes just weeks after militants stormed the Afghan Army's main hospital in Kabul, killing more than 50 people.