US-Afghan base attacked in eastern Afghanistan

4:31 PM, Dec 2, 2012   |    comments
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KABUL, Afghanistan -- A spokesman for Afghanistan's defense ministry says no militants penetrated a joint U.S.-Afghan air base in the eastern part of the country during a two-hour battle.

The attack began when suicide bombers blew up a car at the gate. American helicopters fired down at militants before the attackers were defeated. The NATO military coalition also described it as a failed attack.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility.

NATO says one member of the Afghan security forces was killed and several foreign troops were wounded.

The Associated Press

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