Attack under way on Polish military base in east Afghanistan

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 28, 2013 8:23 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a base shared by Polish and Afghan forces in a restive eastern Afghan province on Wednesday and a gun battle was under way, a Reuters witness said.

Thick black smoke was rising from the base in the provincial capital of Ghazni in the attack soon after 4 p.m. (1130 GMT) and NATO helicopters were hovering above, the witness said.

(Reporting by Mustapha Andalib; Writing by Dylan Welch; Editing by Nick Macfie)