Army base blast kills one in Afghanistan

An explosion inside an Afghan army base close to Kabul's airport on Monday killed one soldier and wounded two others, an official said.

Army base blast kills one in Afghanistan

An explosion inside an Afghan army base close to Kabul's airport on Monday killed one soldier and wounded two others, an official said.

An investigation had been launched to determine what caused the explosion, which happened while army soldiers were in a training session involving heavy weapons, Defence Ministry spokesman Zaher Azimi said.

A security source quoting unconfirmed reports said a soldier had carried out a suicide bomb attack, while a Taliban spokesman said the bomber was a member of the insurgent group.

Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the attack happened as foreign advisors were training the Afghan soldiers, adding there were casualties among the foreigners.

A spokesman for the NATO-led force, which also uses the airport, said he had heard reports of an explosion but had no further information.


Reuters

Last Mod: 19 Nisan 2010, 12:18
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