Taliban attack Afghan airfield

17 reported dead after 3 car bombs, 2-hour gunbattle

Posted: December 3, 2012 at 4:40 a.m.

Afghan security forces patrol the site where Taliban suicide bombers attacked a joint U.S.-Afghan base Sunday in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Taliban forces attacked a large coalition airfield in eastern Afghanistan early Sunday, detonating three car bombs near the entrance of the base before sparking a two hour gun battle that claimed the lives of nine insurgents, three Afghan security guards, at least one member of the Afghan military and at least four civilians whose vehicle was caught in the crossfire, Afghan officials and witnesses said.

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