October 17th, 2012
04:53 AM ET

Suicide attack on army base wounds dozens of Afghan soldiers

By Esprit Smith, reporting from Kabul

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into the wall of a joint NATO-Afghan army base Wednesday, wounding 45 Afghan soldiers, officials said.

The base at Paktia province also came under indirect fire after the attack, according to Lt. Junior Grade Amy Hession of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.

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