Five killed in Taliban attack near US base in Afghanistan
Five persons were killed and eight injured in a suicide car bombing, claimed by Taliban militants, near a US-operated military base in Afghanistans Khost city on Monday, police said.
"The bomber struck a security checkpoint outside Chapman Camp, a foreign military base on outskirts of city at midday, killing himself and four Afghan security guards manning the checkpoint," provincial police chief General Faizullah Ghairat said. Among the injured six were local security guards.
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