Taliban attack Afghanistan NATO base

Increasingly sophisticated assaults by insurgents result in more casualties

Taliban insurgents set off a car bomb and fired rocket-propelled grenades at NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday. Two NATO soldiers were wounded and several attackers were killed outside Jalalabad, a base close to the border with Pakistan. A NATO spokesman said the perimeter of the base was not breached. Just a day before, U.S. General David Petraeus had warned of an “industrial strength insurgency” in the country. Six Taliban suicide attackers took part in the attack, and eight insurgents died in the ensuing gun battle.

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