Taliban Kill 5 in Suicide Blast at US-Afghan Base

Hit sparks 2-hour gunbattle in Jalalabad

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 2, 2012 6:12 AM CST

(Newser) – Taliban suicide bombers attacked a joint US-Afghan air base in eastern Afghanistan early today, detonating explosives at the gate and sparking a gunbattle that lasted at least two hours with American helicopters firing down at militants before the attackers were defeated. The attackers and at...   Read full story »

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