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Suicide Bombers Attack NATO Outpost In Eastern Afghanistan


Afghan officials say three suicide bombers have attacked a NATO outpost in eastern Afghanistan, setting off a gun battle with police.

Police said the attackers struck on June 19 at Torkham in Nangarhar Province, a crossing point on the Pakistan border.

All three attackers were killed in a clash with security forces, but dozens of NATO fuel trucks were destroyed by explosions during the fighting.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid says his group is behind the attack.

Most NATO cargo shipments go through the Torkham crossing, toward Pakistan's port city of Karachi.

Based on reporting by AP and dpa

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