KABUL, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber driving a truck
of firewood attacked a NATO base in central Afghanistan on
Saturday afternoon, killing two civilians and injuring 77
foreign soldiers, NATO-led forces said, but none of the injuries
The alliance said in a statement that "less than 25" Afghan
civilians, were also wounded in the bombing at a combat outpost
in Wardak province, about 50 kms south of the capital Kabul.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which
came a day before ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the
September 11 attacks on the United States.
None of the injuries to Afghans or foreigners were
life-threatening, the NATO-led International Security Assistance
Force said, in a statement issued on Sunday.
"The majority of injured ISAF personnel will likely return
to duties shortly," ISAF said in a statement.
Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for the provincial governor,
said the truck was packed with explosives. "It was a huge blast
and there are many casualties," he said.
In a statement emailed to media, Taliban spokesman
Zabihullah Mujahid said the truck used in the attack was packed
with 9 tonnes of explosives and more than 100 foreign troops
were killed or wounded.
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