Suicide Bombers Target US Base in Northern Afghanistan

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Armed militants launched a suicide attack on a U.S.-run base in northeastern Afghanistan, killing two people.

A provincial police spokesman says four suicide bombers targeted the base of the U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team in an attack early Saturday morning in Panjshir province.

Officials say two civilians were killed in the bombing, in addition to the militants. Two security guards were wounded.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility, saying the militants attacked on foot and with an explosive-filled vehicle.

A NATO spokesman confirmed the incident and said there were no foreign casualties.

Elsewhere Saturday, two militants were killed and three wounded when the bombs they were assembling prematurely exploded at a house in southern Kandahar province.