Bomber strikes Kabul army base


BBC NEWS | 2010/01/26 | 13:31:47 GMT

A suspected suicide car bomber has struck near a military base in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say. Afghan and NATO officials said the blast went off outside a US base called Camp Phoenix on the road leading east out of the city centre. There are reports that at least five people have been injured. Security has been tight in Kabul since a group of gunmen and bombers attacked the highly-fortified centre of the city on 18 January. A statement from NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said the bomb went off outside the main gate of Camp Phoenix. A spokesman for Afghanistan’s interior ministry said five civilians had been injured. There are no reports of any deaths.

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