Taliban fighters breach Afghan army base, exchange fire with troops

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By Hamid Shalizi and Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants breached the perimeter of a huge former U.S. and British base handed over to the Afghan army last month and were fighting soldiers there on Saturday, officials said. The attack highlights the challenges facing Afghan security forces as foreign troops are gradually withdrawn and the emboldened Taliban launch more attacks. The militants and army forces were exchanging sporadic gunfire Saturday at Camp Bastion in the southern province of Helmand as fighting continued for a third day, said Gen. ...