Burka-clad insurgents attack Afghan base, both killed

By REUTERS
April 2, 2011 08:50

 
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KABUL - Insurgents clad in burkas attacked a coalition base in Kabul with guns and rocket-propelled grenades on Saturday, but were killed either when they detonated their explosives or by Afghan or coalition fire outside the entrance, NATO and police said.

Three "friendly forces" -- NATO or Afghan troops -- were lightly wounded in the assault on Camp Phoenix, a large base near the capital's airport, but no civilians or soldiers were killed.

The assault was launched a day after protesters enraged by the burning of a Koran by an obscure US pastor over-ran a UN compound and killed at least seven international staff in the worst-ever attack on the United Nations in Afghanistan.

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