The attack follows a week of insurgency by the terrorist group

The Taliban attacked a key Afghan army base in Baghlan province, killing dozens of security forces as it captured the facility and a police checkpoint.

At least 46 Afghan National Army soldiers and police were reported killed, in the second such assault this week.

On Tuesday, the Taliban attacked a military checkpoint and another run by local police in the Baghlan-l Markazi district.

On Monday night, the Taliban also overran an Afghan military base in Ghormach district, Faryab province, killing 17. Fighting lasted for 48 hours, but the militants took control of the base after requests for support were ignored.

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