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A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan confirmed that a suicide attack on a major U.S. base in Jalalabad had killed at least one other person.
Speaking in Kabul, Brigadier General Gunter Katz said that whilst the attack had been serious, the attacked had failed to breach the main part of the base.
A provincial government spokesman, Nasir Ahmad Safi, had said that three Afghan soldiers and two civilians had been killed in the attack.
Suicide attackers detonated bombs and fired rockets outside a major U.S. base in Afghanistan.
Police said 12 bodies were found near a gate at Jalalabad, highlighting the country's security challenges ahead of the 2014 NATO combat troop pullout.
One member of the Afghan security forces was killed and several coalition troops were wounded in this morning's suicide attacks at a US base in Jalalabad, according to coalition forces.
Major Martyn Crighton, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said:
Suicide attackers detonated bombs and fired rockets outside a major US base in Afghanistan, with 12 bodies later found near a gate.
Local police officials said a dozen bodies in Afghan police and military uniforms - which may have been Taliban disguises - were scattered around the entrance of the airfield in the eastern city of Jalalabad.
A Taliban spokesman said the militant group had launched the assault at 6:00am local time.
Security forces have surrounded the area around an airfield at a US base in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad following explosions and gunfire.
The US-led NATO coalition confirmed "multiple explosions" in a statement.
Two explosions and shooting have been heard at a US military base in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to a Reuters witness.
The Taliban said they carried out an attack on the compound and inflicted casualties. NATO officials were not immediately available for comment.