Taliban Suicide Attack Kills 9 at Afghan Base

Targeting contractors, the Taliban launched a suicide attack in Afghanistan…

Targeting contractors, the Taliban launched a suicide attack in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of people.

The attack took place at 4:30 a.m. when a truck laden with explosives detonated at Camp North Gate, an operation about 24 miles from Bagram Air Base that is primarily used to house employees of the military contractor DynCorp International. The remaining attackers stormed the compound, but were shot by security officers in the ensuing firefight. Four Nepali guards and one Afghan security guard died in the fighting; five civilians were wounded.

Read more at NYTimes.com.

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