Taliban attack airport in Afghanistan (UPDATE)
Taliban militants have attacked an airport and a foreign military base in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, security officials say, Press TV reported.
Nangarhar provincial police commander Obidullah Talwar confirmed the attack without giving further information about the raid or its casualties.
Fourteen bombers were involved in the assault, Reuters quoted Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid as saying on Saturday.
Witnesses say they saw smoke rising from the airport -- one of NATO's main airbases -- and heard explosions caused by the attack.
At least three Taliban attackers were killed during the raid, the report says.
The security situation continues to deteriorate in war-torn Afghanistan with foreign and Afghan forces falling prey to Taliban militants on a near-daily basis.
At least 634 foreign troops have lost their lives in Afghanistan so far, making 2010 the deadliest year for US-led forces since the 2001 invasion.
Civilian and foreign casualties are at record levels despite the presence of around 150,000 foreign troops and mercenaries in Afghanistan.