Bomber kills 16 people at Afghanistan air base

At least four NATO servicemen among killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan

Bomber kills 16 people at Afghanistan air base

World Bulletin / News Desk

Four NATO soldiers were among 16 people killed by a suicide bomber in an attack on near the Bagram air base in north-eastern Afghanistan.

Ten civilians and two police officers were also reportedly among the dead in the blast in a clinic near the largest US base in the country.

"Two days ago a rocket was fired from the village of Qalandar Khil which hit the Bagram (military) base and this morning a joint Afghan-ISAF operation went there to investigate the case," Earlier, Ziaul Rahman Sayedkhili, a senior police officer in the eastern province of Parwan, said.

"There was a suicide bomber on a bicycle who detonated his explosives which killed 10 local civilians, two policemen and six ISAF soldiers."

ISAF said in a separate statement four of its servicemen were killed.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message to Reuters.

The attack comes amid a mounting crisis over the presidential election result.

Supporters of losing candidate Abdullah Abdullah say he will create a "parallel government" if his rival is elected.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Kasım 2014, 16:03