Militants Attack NATO base in Southern Afghanistan

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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A group of suicide attackers and gunmen attacked a NATO reconstruction base in southern Afghanistan, but failed to breach its defenses.

Officials say the attackers struck the base in Qalat, the capital of Zabul province. One of the attackers detonated a bomb outside the gate of the base, while the others fired shots.

One of the attackers was killed, another was captured, and a third escaped.

Afghan officials say two civilians were injured in the attack.

Elsewhere Sunday, Afghan officials say a suicide bomber died during an apparently premature explosion while driving on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul. The blast caused no other casualties.

In northern Afghanistan, a doctor and another medical worker were killed Sunday after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Takhar province.

Meanwhile, NATO says two service members were killed in southern Afghanistan Sunday, one in an insurgent attack and the other by a roadside bomb. No further details were released.