Militants attack US base in Afghanistan
KABUL (AP) - A group of suicide bombers attacked a US base near the border with Pakistan on Monday morning, leading to multiple explosions, a gunfight and the closure of a key road used by Nato supply trucks, officials said.
The Taleban claimed responsibility for the strike in the Torkham area. In a statement, Nato confirmed "a series of explosions" in the area but said none of its personnel were killed. The military alliance does not release information on any of its troops who may have been wounded.
Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, said several suicide bombers staged the attack, and that Afghan and US forces have been exchanging gunfire with the militants. He said Nato helicopters were flying over the base.
The highway between Jalalabad city and Torkham, an important route for Nato supply trucks, has been closed, Abdulzai said.