NATO-led forces base caught fire in Afghan E Kunar province

15:11, November 15, 2010      

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A base of NATO-led forces caught fire in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province on Monday, provincial police chief Khalilullah Ziae said.

"One of the bases of NATO-led forces caught fire in Kunar province at 08:30 a.m. local time but the fire has been extinguished," Ziae told Xinhua without giving more details.

Meantime, a local official on the condition of anonymity said that two rockets slammed into a military base outside provincial capital Assadabad.

A Taliban purported spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in talks with media via telephone from undisclosed location said that the insurgents loyal to Taliban outfit attacked NATO-led forces base in Assadabad with heavy weapons and inflicting casualties.

Kunar, a mountainous province bordering Pakistan's lawless tribal area has been the scene of Taliban-linked increasing militancy over the past couple of years.

On the other hand, a military operaiton laucnehd last Friday in parts of Kunar province, according to officials is still going on to wipe out militants there in Kunar province.

Source: Xinhua


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