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Suicide Bomber Targets Afghan NATO Base

A suicide car bomb attack on a NATO air base in southern Afghanistan has killed at least two people and injured 11 including three foreign troops.

Afghan officials said the attack happened after nightfall on December 13 and targeted the gate leading to the military airfield in the southern city of Kandahar.

The attack came hours after U.S Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had visited Kandahar.

A spokesman of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force confirmed the attack but did not provide any details.

Security in southern Afghanistan improved in the aftermath of a surge of international troops in 2010 but the former Taliban stronghold is still the scene of frequent Taliban attacks.
Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters