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Blast At Afghan Army Base Kills At Least Four

Officials say an explosion at an army base in eastern Afghanistan today killed at least two coalition troops and two civilians.

Paktia provincial government spokesman Rohullah Samon said the blast took place at the shopping section near the Gardez army base, where venders sell goods to Afghan soldiers and NATO troops.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

It was not immediately clear whether the two dead were officers or civilians.

compiled from agency reports