Car bomb hits NATO base in eastern Afghanistan

2012-12-26 04:55:27 GMT2012-12-26 12:55:27(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

KABUL, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- A car bomb went off near a NATO military base in eastern Afghan province of Khost Wednesday morning, the coalition confirmed.

"According to our initial reports this morning insurgents detonated a vehicle-born Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the vicinity of a coalition base in Khost province," a spokesman with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) told Xinhua by phone.

There was no immediate report of casualties in the attack which took place around 8 a.m. local time.

The spokesman said that an investigation was launched into the incident.

Meanwhile, a security official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that the blast was a suicide car bombing against the base.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban was suspected of carrying out such attack.

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