Afghan official says 1 soldier, 8 insurgents killed in attack on army base in volatile east

November 22, 2014 10:00 AM

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KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says that one soldier and eight insurgents have been killed in an attack on an army base in the country's volatile east.

Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said the assault Saturday in Afghanistan's remote Nuristan province along the country's mountainous border with Pakistan lasted almost three hours. He says a large number of insurgents tried to overrun the base, but were turned back.

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