18 dead in Afghan army base blast

  • 13/07/2015

At least 18 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack near a military base in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, where Afghan and foreign soldiers are stationed, authorities say.

The bomber detonated the explosives at a military roadblock near the entrance to the base on Sunday (local time), said Faizullah Ghairat, the Khost city police chief.

"We counted 18 dead," said a doctor at a hospital in the city, which is not far from the Pakistani border.