Three killed, several wounded by suicide bomber at NATO base
Three people were killed and several injured when a explosive-laden truck was detonated in front of a NATO base in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, DPA repored.
The vehicle exploded in Sayed Abad district of Wardak province late Saturday, provincial governor's spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said.
"As a result of the explosion, an Afghan interpreter and a guard for coalition forces and one civilian was killed and at least 10 other civilians were wounded," Shahid said.
He said foreign soldiers and Afghan guards were also injured.
NATO confirmed that a suicide bomber had detonated explosives at the entrance of the base, causing several injuries.
An alliance spokesman refused to give the number of injured.
"We are also aware of at least two Afghans being killed," he said.
The Taliban took responsibility for the attack on the eve of the 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks on the United States.
Separately, a roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan killed five civilians including three children travelling in a vehicle, Kunduz police chief Samiullah Qatra said. Another civilian was injured in the explosion.
Six civilians were also killed and nine others were injured on Saturday in the eastern region of the country.
"A passenger vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Barmal district of Paktika province yesterday, killing six civilians including two women and injuring nine others," a provincial official said.