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Militants assault US base in eastern Afghanistan
Militants attack gate of US base in eastern Afghanistan, but fail to breach gate
By The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ' Afghan police say militants have attacked the gate of an American military base in eastern Afghanistan.

Panjshir provincial Police Chief Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh says that three gunmen and one militant driving a vehicle packed with explosives assaulted the gate of the base in Rakha district before dawn Saturday. One of the attackers launched a rocket-propelled grenade that hit a security tower.

Jangalbagh says all four attackers were killed and two security guards were wounded. He did not have information about the nationalities of the guards or any casualties inside the base. NATO spokesmen did not have any immediate details on the attack.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message.

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