Taliban strike U.S. base in Afghanistan

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Taliban fighters attacked a U.S. airfield in Afghanistan early Sunday, instigating a two-hour battle that killed at least 16, the New York Times reported.

After 3 car bombs were detonated near the entrance to the base, fighters disguised in coalition military uniforms attempted to enter the base, the New York Times reported. According to the Telegraph, Nato helicopters repelled the attackers.

The Taliban quickly took responsibility for the attack, the New York Times reported, saying they killed "tens" of forces. But according to the New York Times, they frequently overstate their inflicted casualties.

According to the Telegraph, this "at least the third" major assault on a base in Afghanistan this year, but apparently caused less damage than previous attacks.

Fighting, which started around 6 a.m., ending around 8:30 a.m. All of the attackers were killed.

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