Jan 20 2014
A Nato service member has been killed in an assault by suicide bombers and gunmen on a base in southern Afghanistan, the coalition said today.
A statement said the attack involved a suicide car bomb and gunmen wearing vests with explosives.
It added that all the assailants were killed and that the base suffered moderate damage to its perimeter.
The nationality of the service member was not released.
Jawed Faisal, a spokesman for the governor of eastern Kandahar, said nine insurgents took part in the attack against the base in Zhari district.
Zhari is located west of Kandahar city.
The Taliban have intensified a campaign against Afghan and international forces as foreign troops withdraw this year.
The southern province of Kandahar is the birthplace of the Taliban.