NATO base attacked in eastern Afghanistan, dozens of trucks destroyed
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 00:50
June 19 - Four Taliban militants attacked a NATO base near the Pakistani border, exchanging fire with police and destroying dozens of supply trucks. Deborah Gembara reports.
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Four Taliban militants targeted a NATO post in Eastern Afghanistan, destroying dozens of trucks.
Everything happened in a parking compound at this base near Torkham crossing, not far from the border with Pakistan.
Mohammad Hassan of the Torkham police force.
SOUNDBITE: Mohammad Hassan, Torkham Police Force saying (Dari):
"It was 4:30 a.m. in the morning when a car with four suicide bombers entered the base. After it entered the base, our troops opened fire and the car was set ablaze."
One attacker blew himself up, while police killed the other three.
At least 37 trucks containing fuel and other supplies were destroyed in explosions set off by the attackers.
One Afghan driver was injured.
The Taliban confirmed that it was behind the attack.
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