Five people killed in suicide attack in

A suicide bomber dressed as an Afghan soldier attacked a joint NATO/Afghan force base in eastern Afghanistan Saturday morning killing five NATO troops and four Afghan soldiers, reported The LA Times. The bomber was wearing a vest packed with explosives at the entrance to the joint force base, said Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi in an article for the LA Times.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the suicide bomber was part of the Taliban. The Taliban claimed that the attacker was an Afghan National Army recruit, reported by the Wall Street Journal.
CNN reported that only five foreign soldiers were killed. CNN also reported that the blast wounded eight more soldiers and four interpreters.

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