NATO Base Attacked in Afghanistan
Day after Petraeus warned of more violence
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2010 6:06 AM CDT
In another recent attack in the same area, an oil tanker carrying fuel supplies for NATO forces burns after it was allegedly attacked by Taliban on Jalalabad highway, Afghanistan, May 28, 2010.   (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

(Newser) – Taliban insurgents attacked a NATO base in Afghanistan this morning in a commando-style raid that caused no allied casualties. Gunmen set off a car bomb and fired rocket-propelled grenades, attacking NATO facilities at an airport near the Pakistani border from multiple directions; several suicide bombers were killed in the attack. The raid shows the increasing sophistication of Taliban attacks and comes only a day after Gen. David Petraeus warned of an intensified "industrial strength insurgency" in Afghanistan in the coming months, BBC reports.

 

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