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Bomb attack hits foreign military camp in Kabul

English.news.cn   2014-01-05 02:37:57            
 • A bomb attack took place Saturday night at a NATO military base in Wazir Akbar Khan in Kabul.
 • Since the incident occurred inside the base, the casualties remained unknown.
 • The Taliban insurgents announced that the cold weather will not prevent them to attack security forces.


KABUL, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- A bomb attack took place Saturday night at a NATO military base in Wazir Akbar Khan, the diplomatic enclave in central of the Afghanistan's capital Kabul, said authorities.

"The blast took place after a military convoy entered the Camp Eggers, a NATO base near the German embassy in street 17 Wazir Akbar Khan district. Since the incident occurred inside the base the casualties remained unknown," a police source told Xinhua anonymously.

Meantime, local media reported that the blast was caused by a sticky bomb attached to a vehicle of the convoy.

The Taliban insurgents fighting Afghan forces and more than 84, 000 NATO-led coalition troops recently announced that the cold weather during the harsh winter will not prevent them to attack security forces.

Earlier on Saturday, one NATO soldier and six militants were killed when Taliban launched an attack on a military camp in eastern Nangarhar province while a police commander was killed in a sticky bomb explosion in neighboring Ghazni province.

On December 27, three NATO soldiers were killed when a suicide car bombing hit a military convoy in eastern Kabul.


Photos: Bomb goes off near military convoy in Afghanistan

Taliban attack NATO-led convoy in Kabul

BEIJING, Jan. 5 (Xinhuanet) -- The Afghan Taliban says they carried out the attack on a military convoy belonging to a NATO-led coalition force in Kabul. The bombing took place just outside the coalition’s base in the city’s diplomatic quarter.

According to security officials, the explosion occurred on Saturday evening in the vicinity of Camp Eggers, near the German and Italian embassies and Afghanistan’s presidential palace. No troops were hurt and the incident is still being investigated. Local police say another explosion in the south of the capital also caused no injuries. But one soldier was killed in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan.  Full story

Editor: Yang Lina
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