Reports: Joint U.S.-Afghan Base Attacked By Taliban
The Associated Press and the BBC are reporting that a joint U.S.-Afghan base in eastern Afghanistan and sparked a 2-hour gunbattle with the attackers.
The AP says that the Taliban, in an email to reporters, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Here's more from the BBC:
"There have been "multiple explosions" near an airfield at a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan, Nato has said.
Afghan police officials told the BBC that as many as five suicide attackers targeted the base in Jalalabad, and witnesses said that gunfire was heard.
All the attackers and one Afghan guard were killed in the attack claimed by the Taliban, the officials said.
The Afghan officials said the first four attackers in explosive-laden cars had targeted different entrances to the airfield, and three others had then followed on foot and battled security guards.
No NATO casualties have been reported so far.
This story is ongoing and we'll update as the news develops.