Agence France-PresseFebruary 24, 2014 11:33
A deadly attack on an Afghan army outpost that left 21 soldiers dead was planned "outside Afghanistan", a term used by Afghan officials to refer neighbouring Pakistan, an official said Monday.
Hundreds of militants stormed an Afghan army outpost in the eastern province of Kunar on Sunday, triggering a four-hour battle.
The predawn attack was the single deadliest strike on Afghan troops in recent months by the insurgents and also left five soldiers missing.
The Taliban claimed credit for the attack.