Insurgent attack kills five foreign soldiers in east Afghanistan

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Posted: Apr 16, 2011 3:39 AM
Insurgent attack kills five foreign soldiers in east Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Five foreign soldiers were killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.

It was the highest toll of foreign soldiers in a single incident in several months.

ISAF gave no details of the location or nature of the attack, but a spokesman for the defense ministry said a suicide bomber in an Afghan army uniform had attacked a base, killing four Afghan soldiers and causing some foreign casualties.

(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi, writing by Emma Graham-Harrison)