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Officials: 12 Dead In Dual Suicide Attacks At NATO Base In Afghanistan

Filed by KOSU News in World News.
September 1, 2012

The Associated Press is reporting that Afghan officials have said two suicide attackers blew themselves up near a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 50.

According to AP, a spokesman for the Wardak provincial governor said the dead include eight civilians and four Afghan police, but no NATO troops were killed.

“[Shahidullah Shadid] says one suicide bomber with a vest rigged with explosives blew himself up outside a compound housing the district governor’s office, while another in a fuel tanker detonated his bomb on a road separating the compound from a NATO base.”

There was no immediate NATO comment, the AP says.

We’ll update this story as more as it develops. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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