The Straits Times
Published on Oct 17, 2012

Suicide truck bomb hits Nato base in Afghanistan


KABUL (AFP) - A suicide truck bomb attack on a joint NATO-Afghan army base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday caused several casualties to Afghan forces, the International Security Assistance Force said.

Reports by Afghan officials of the number of soldiers wounded in the attack - claimed by Taleban insurgents - varied from 10 to 45, but there were no reports of any deaths.

"This morning a joint Isaf-ANSF (Afghan National Security Forces) combat outpost in Zurmat district in Paktiya province was attacked by insurgents using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and indirect fire," an Isaf spokesman told AFP.

"Early reports say the attack resulted in several ANSF casualties, but there is currently no reporting on Isaf casualties," he said.