Afghan Taliban attack US base near Pakistan border

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Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen on Monday attacked a US base in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border, officials said.

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“A group of suicide bombers have attacked a US base in Torkham near the border with Pakistan,” Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor, told Agence France-Presse.

Abdulzai said fighting was ongoing between US and Afghan forces against the militants.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, in a statement sent to the media, claimed responsibility for the attack. AFP

 

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