Bomber hits US-led base in Afghanistan

A heavily-armed bomber has attacked the main gate of the largest US-led military base in Afghanistan’s violence-plagued southern province of Helmand, local officials say.

Provincial governor spokesman, Omar Zwak, said the bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a camp where US-led foreign soldiers are stationed in Musa Qala district.

Local officials say the attack only resulted in the bomber’s death.

However, Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, claimed that the bomb attack and an ensuing battle had killed at least 15 soldiers and injured several others.

In a separate incident, a roadside bomb killed 13 civilians including women and children in a district of Kandahar Province.

Afghan security sources say the victims were travelling to attend the funeral of two people who were killed by a similar blast a few days ago.

At least ten others were also injured in the blast. Some of the injured are in critical condition.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washingtonâ„¢s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains across the country despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops.

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This article originally appeared on : Press TV