US Afghan base attacked

Suicide attackers detonated bombs and fired rockets outside a major US base in Afghanistan, with 12 bodies later found near a gate. One member of the Afghan security forces was killed and several coalition troops were wounded.

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ISAF General: 'Nobody got inside the base'

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.

Our initial reporting shows that there was attack on Jalalabad airfield this morning.

Again, initially what we found out was that there most likely three suicide attackers using vehicles to attack the base.

The pyramid of the base has not been breached so nobody was actually able to get inside the base.

We got some ISAF troops who were wounded and, according to our reporting, one member of the Afghan national security forces has been killed during the attack.

A provincial government spokesman, Nasir Ahmad Safi, had said that three Afghan soldiers and two civilians had been killed in the attack.

Jalabad seen in aftermath of attack

A burnt out car sits outside the Jalalabad base. Credit: Reuters

Suicide attackers detonated bombs and fired rockets outside a major U.S. base in Afghanistan.

Soldiers guard the base. Credit: Reuters

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.

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12 bodies found after suicide blasts at US Afghan base

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.

NATO confirms 'multiple explosions' near Afghan airfield

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.

We can confirm there have been multiple explosions in the vicinity of the Jalalabad airfield. Currently, ISAF officials are on the scene gathering facts.

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