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Taliban Attacks NATO Air Base In East Afghanistan


Provincial authorities in Afghanistan say Taliban militants fired several rockets into a NATO air base at one of Afghanistan's main airports on June 21.

There were no reports of casualties or damage to buildings at the base at the airport in the eastern city of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province.

The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying it had executed eight heavy explosions inside the airfield.

Provincial government spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said several explosions were heard.

Haji Mohammad Sediq, the district governor of Behsud in eastern Nangarhar province said one or two of the missiles landed near the U.S.-run military airfield.

The attack comes just two weeks after militants attacked Pakistan's Karachi airport, killing dozens.


Based on reporting by AP and Reuters

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