Police in Afghanistan say a truck bomb has rammed into the gate of a NATO base in the country’s east.

An official says several Afghans were wounded but no deaths have been reported so far from the Tuesday morning attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast.

The police chief of Logar province says a suicide attacker rammed the explosives-laden pickup truck into a gate at the NATO base near the provincial capital. He says at least 11 Afghan civilians are wounded. There was no word of any casualties among international troops.

The police chief, Ghulam Sakhi Roogh Lawanay, says the truck belonged to a local contractor who was authorised to work on the base.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said insurgents launched the attack.


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