A NATO soldier has been killed after insurgents attacked a military base in eastern Afghanistan.
Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the Nangarhar Province governor, said a car bomb blew up at the gate of the base and several Taliban fighters stormed the joint NATO-Afghan facility.
He said all five Taliban fighters and one NATO soldier died in the shoot-out.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Taliban was responsible for the attack.
Some 85,000 foreign troops will withdraw from Afghanistan this year as the U.S.-led NATO combat mission will end.
But a security deal between Washington and Kabul would allow several thousand U.S. soldiers to remain and train Afghan security forces.
Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dpa