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Afghan Taliban releases drone video of suicide attack on police base

The Afghan Taliban uploaded a video recorded with a drone showing a suicide bomber driving into a police base and blowing it up in the southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

world Updated: Oct 23, 2016 21:41 IST
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The Afghan Taliban uploaded a video showing a suicide bomber driving into a police base and blowing it up in the southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.
The Afghan Taliban uploaded a video showing a suicide bomber driving into a police base and blowing it up in the southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.(Video Screengrab)

The Afghan Taliban uploaded a video recorded with a drone showing a suicide bomber driving into a police base and blowing it up in the southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The 23-minute-long video, which begins with a suicide bomber speaking in front of an explosives-rigged Hummer, was released on Saturday, according to the Afghan defence ministry.

“The remote-controlled drones to capture footage of their (Taliban) fighters conducting attacks is nothing but to instil fear among people and to indicate how far they can get in defeating us, but in fact, using a drone is not something they can call an achievement,” Dawlat Waziri, spokesperson for the defence ministry was quoted as saying by Al Jazeera.

In the video, the Humvee can be seen speeding towards the police compound and detonating, blowing up the entire building, as a plume of smoke cover the screen.