Four dead as Taliban attack Afghan army base

Four dead as Taliban attack Afghan army base
# 16 April 2011 11:01 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. A suicide attack on an army base in eastern Afghanistan killed four and wounded eight others today, IBNLive reported. .

"Four dead bodies and eight wounded were brought to our hospital," said Baz Mohammad Shairzad, the head of the provincial hospital.A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid.

The attacker detonated his explosives at an Afghan army base in the Gambiri area close to Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, said Mohammad Nooman Hatifi, the Afghan army spokesman for eastern Afghanistan.Hatifi said the area was now cordoned off.

"There has been a suicide attack at an Afghan army base in Jalalabad," a defence ministry press statement added, without giving further details.The attack came the day after the provincial police chief of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan was killed in a suicide bombing claimed by the Taliban.There has been a recent spike of suicide bombings, a key Taliban tactic, in Afghanistan, with authorities reporting nine in the last few days.
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