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