Saturday, December 3, 2011

Suicide Truck Bomb explodes outside Nato base in Afghanistan

Pul-I-Alam – According to Afghan Officials, a powerful suicide truck bomb exploded near the entrance to a Nato base in Afghanistan on Friday, wounding up to 70 people for which Taliban claimed responsibility in Logar province, south of capital Kabul. 

The powerful blast could be heard for several kilometres, an AFP reporter in the area said. Logar's health director, Mohammad Zarif Nayebkhail, told AFP up to 70 people were taken to hospital with injuries from shrapnel or flying glass.

"Up to 70 wounded have been taken to the main hospital in the district - seven of them are (Afghan) security guards of Nato, the rest are civilians," he said. "Several of the wounded were in a serious condition."

Nato's US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said that one coalition soldier was wounded. There were no ISAF fatalities.

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