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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:53 AM

BREAKING... Suicide bombers attack U.S. base in Afghanistan 12 Dead


http://news.yahoo.com/explosions-shooting-heard-u-afghanistan-030706037.html



JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Suicide attackers detonated bombs and fired rockets outside a major U.S. base in Afghanistan on Sunday and police said 12 bodies were found near a gate, highlighting the country's security challenges ahead of the 2014 NATO combat troop pullout.

Local police officials said a dozen bodies in Afghan police and military uniforms were scattered around the entrance of the airfield in the eastern city of Jalalabad. A Taliban spokesman said the militant group had launched the 6 a.m. assault.

It was not clear whether the dead were Afghan security forces or militants dressed in uniforms, a tactic the Taliban sometimes deploy during attacks.

"There were multiple suicide bombers involved," said Major Martyn Crighton, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

One member of the Afghan security forces was killed and several coalition troops were wounded, he said.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:40 AM

1. Bring our troops home!

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:18 AM

2. Amen!

I've got a cousin over there -- been there since 2008!

& recommend!!!!

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