Car bomb hits outside NATO base in Kandahar city

May 26, 2010 4:54:18 AM PDT
Police say a car bomb exploded today outside a small NATO military base in southern Afghanistan's largest city, wounding two Afghans and destroying several cars. It's the latest in a string of bold attacks on high-profile NATO targets in the past two weeks, following a Taliban announcement of a spring offensive against alliance and Afghan forces.

The blast occurred around 11:30 a.m. local time in a parking lot used by Afghans visiting Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar city. The base houses a few hundred Canadian soldiers, along with American military police and U.S. and Canadian government employees working on development projects.

The police commander for southern Afghanistan says no one was killed.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.


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