Suicide Car Bomb Hits Nato Afghan Base in Paktia

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A suicide car bomber has struck a joint Afghan-Nato military base in eastern Paktia province, say officials.

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A suicide car bomber has struck a joint Afghan-Nato military base in eastern Paktia province, say officials.

Nato spokesman Maj Adam Wojack said there were a number of casualties among the Afghan military personal.

No members of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) were reported to have been injured, said Maj Wojack.

Foreign forces are due to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014, which has sparked fears of a surge in violence.

An Isaf spokesman told AFP the combat outpost in Zurmat district was attacked by "insurgents using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device".

A spokesman for the Paktiya provincial governor told the agency that 10 wounded Afghan soldiers had evacuated.