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Taliban attack on Afghan NATO base kills five

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Taliban suicide attackers struck at a NATO base on an Afghan city airport at dawn on Sunday, killing five people and wounding several foreign troops in a two-hour battle, officials said. 

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier holds a rocket-propelled grenade launcher as he keeps watch near the scene of a suicide attack in Jalalabad on December 2. Taliban insurgents launched a major suicide attack against a NATO base at an Afghan city airport, killing five people and wounding several foreign troops, officials said.

NATO helicopters went into action, firing on the insurgents as they tried to storm the base after two suicide car bombs hit the perimeter gate of the Jalalabad airport near the Pakistan border.

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