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Suicide Bombing at US Base in Afghanistan Kills at Least Five

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- At least five Afghans were killed on Sunday during a suicide attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, according to U.S. military officials.

Authorities say the attack at the Jalalbad airfield began in the morning, when two vehicles packed with explosives detonated as they tried to breach the front gate.

A lengthy gun battle ensued between NATO forces and at least nine attackers.  Several coalition forces were wounded, but none were killed.  All the attackers were killed.

The Taliban later claimed responsibility for the attack.

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