The other day there was held a reconstruction of the main battle for Hill 3234 in the Afghan war in Saint-Petersburg. In 1988 thirty nine Soviet paratroopers opposed between 200 and 400 special units soldiers trained in Pakistan.
The soldiers of the Russian army were trying to reach a besieged city, Host, and take humanitarian supplies there. The Mujahideen rebels were sitting in ambush and waiting for the Soviet soldiers. The battle lasted twelve hours. The Mujahideen finally retreated. Out of 39 Soviet fighters, six died, and twenty eight were wounded, but the rebels did not manage to take the hill. As a result, Host was liberated, an autonomous Islamic state was not formed.