According to Defense Ministry officials, 126 people were killed and dozens were injured when terrorists rammed a auto full of explosives into a checkpoint before detonating the bombs inside the facility.
It saw militants ram a Humvee filled with explosives into the National Directorate of Security (NDS) base in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Wardak, which lies about 50 kilometres south of Kabul. At least two gunmen followed up, spraying the compound with gunfire before they were shot down.
A US military official here, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, also said this week that "Afghan and foreign forces are killing record numbers of Taliban". A provincial official also told Reuters that more than 100 had been killed. Figures given by officials to other media ranged from 12 dead to more than 100 killed.
Hotak claimed that 'the government was hiding the accurate casualty figures to prevent a further dip in morale of the Afghan forces'.
"The explosion was very powerful".
Salem Asgherkhail, head of the area's public health department, says ambulances were dispatched to the site and that there are fears of high casualty numbers.
Two senior interior ministry officials said precise casualty figures were not being released to prevent unrest within the armed forces.
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The country's president issued a statement, confirming many Afghan security forces were killed or wounded.
'They killed and wounded a number of our beloved and honest sons'. Last year Ghani said 28,000 Afghan police officers and soldiers had been killed since 2015.
The attack came hours before the Taliban announced they had resumed peace talks with US officials.
Last week, Taliban fighters set off a auto bomb outside a highly fortified compound in Kabul, killing at least five people and wounding more than 110 Afghans and expats. On Sunday, a Taliban suicide bomber rammed an official convoy in Logar province, which borders greater Kabul.
A sudden drawdown of USA troops, the report said, would have other consequences, such as North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces also leaving, U.S. and global civilian presence sharply reducing, external economic and security assistance diminishing, the government in Kabul losing influence and legitimacy, and groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State gaining additional scope to organise and carry out terror attacks against USA regional and homeland targets.
Yarmand said it was hard to believe that the country's vaunted security agency - the best equipped and best trained - could have lost such a high number of personnel in a single attack and that there must have been serious negligence on someone's part. Around 14,000 US troops are stationed in the country, coupled with around 7,500 troops from other allied nations, according to RAND, a USA government research organization.
The Taliban - who have been waging a 17-year war against the Western-backed Afghan government - later claimed responsibility for the assault.