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Taliban attack US base near Pakistan border

IANS | Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 12:09

Kabul: At least three Taliban militants were killed and one injured when a US forces` supply base in Afghanistan was attacked by the gunmen, an official said.

"Three Taliban armed with suicide jackets, rocket launchers and weapons raided a coalition base in bordering town of Torkham in the eastern province of Nangarhar," the official told Xinhua.

The trio was killed by security forces.

Following the attack, a Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack.

Shortly after the attack, the Jalalabad-Torkham highway, a key roadway for local and foreign troops and supply convoys, has been blocked.
 

The base houses foreign forces` vehicles and logistic and supply trucks.

In September and November last year, the Taliban stormed the same base, killing several security forces and destroying more than 80 trucks.

First Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 12:09

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