At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Southern Kandahar province.

The Defence Ministry spokesman said the militants “Attacked an Army Camp in Karzali area of Khakrez district of Kandahar last night.

He said afghan soldiers “Bravely Resisted”, killing more than 80 insurgents.

Residents in the area described an hours-long attack launched by a 30-strong convoy carrying “Hundreds” of Taliban who assaulted the base from multiple directions.

The insurgents claimed the attack via their twitter account.