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Taliban attack US military base in Afghanistan
US soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base in Afghanistan following an attack by the Taliban militants. (File photo)
US soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base in Afghanistan following an attack by the Taliban militants. (File photo)
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:40PM
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The Taliban say they have attacked a US military base in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost, Press TV reports.


The militant group carried out a bomb attack against the US base near the border with Pakistan on Monday. The group claimed that they had killed at least seven US soldiers in the assault.

However, US forces rejected the claim, saying the explosion was a controlled incident as it had destroyed some unnecessary ammunition.

On December 26, a car bomb attack near a US-run base in the same province left at least three people dead and seven others injured. The bombing was carried out near the entrance of Forward Operating Base Chapman.

The Taliban have carried out several attacks on the US bases in the war-torn country over the past months.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains across the country despite the presence of thousands of US-led forces.

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