Bombers Attack Afghan Base

    Bodies of Afghan civilians, who were killed during an attack by Taliban suicide bombers on a joint U.S.-Afghan air base, are seen in an ambulance, in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. Taliban suicide bombers attacked Sunday 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. (AP Photo/Nasrullah Khan)

    Nasrullah Khan / AP Photo

    Suicide bombers mounted a strike on a joint U.S.-Afghan base Sunday, sparking a two-hour gun battle that left at least five Afghans dead. American helicopters finally quashed the attack. A truck loaded with explosives crashed into the front of the base, in eastern Afghanistan, around 6 a.m. local time. A second vehicle exploded after being fired on by guards. Six gunmen continued the attack, for which Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility. Two Afghan medical students were among those killed.

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