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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Truck bomb attack on Afghan NATO base

KABUL, Afghanistan — A truck bomb exploded at a NATO military base south of the Afghan capital Tuesday, wounding three soldiers and at least 17 civilians, Afghan police said.

A spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force confirmed that "there has been an explosion outside an ISAF facility in Logar province" and that a number of troops were wounded.

"We have information that ISAF members were wounded but it is our policy not to confirm the number or condition of the injured," he said, adding that the cause of the explosion was under investigation.

Provincial police chief Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai told AFP: "A truck loaded with explosives detonated at the coalition forces' camp in (provincial capital) Pule Alam city.

"So far we have information that 17 Afghan civilians and three ISAF soldiers have been injured," he said, updating an earlier toll of 12 hurt.

He said most of the civilians worked at the base. ISAF said the explosion was outside the base, near an Afghan bazaar. Read More