TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Taliban militants launched a major attack on Monday against a military compound in Maydan Vardak province, central Afghanistan, killing over a hundred security troops and injuring dozens more.

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"We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training center," a senior defense ministry official told Reuters.

A provincial official also said the death toll was over 100.

A government spokesman declined to comment. Earlier the government said 12 people had been killed.

According to Afghanistan’s Pajhwok News, a Taliban suicide bomber drove a car bomb into the base following a firefight between the militants and security forces.

The attack took place shortly after 8am on Monday.