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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