29 Aug 2010

NATO bases in Afghanistan attacked

6:05 am on 29 August 2010

Two NATO military bases in eastern Afghanistan have been attacked by the Taliban.

The Taliban says more than 30 fighters, including suicide bombers, took part in the assaults.

NATO says 13 insurgents were killed and several others captured. There were no coalition casualties.

The attacks on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province and nearby Camp Chapman began at about 4am on Saturday.