NATO: Blast inside US base in Afghanistan kills 4

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – An explosion at a U.S. airfield in Afghanistan early today killed four people.

The head of international forces in the country, U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, says another 14 people were wounded in the attack inside Bagram Air Field. He said the blast was caused by an “explosive device,” without providing further details.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which they said was carried out by a suicide bomber inside the base.

The Taliban regularly fire rockets at Bagram from outside its perimeter.

Abdul Wahid Sediqqi, spokesman for the governor of Parwan province, where the air field is based, told The Associated Press he had reports of four dead and around 18 wounded in the attack. Laborers employed at the base line up at the gates around dawn, he said, adding that an attacker could have been among the men entering the base.

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