Kabul: Afghan officials have said that two suicide attackers have blown themselves up near a NATO base in the country's east, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 50.
Shahidullah Shadid, a spokesman for the Wardak provincial governor, said the attack took place at dawn on Saturday in the province's Sayed Abad district.
He said one suicide bomber with a vest rigged with explosives blew himself up outside a compound housing the district governor's office, while another in a fuel tanker detonated his bomb on a road separating the compound from a NATO base.
Mr Shahid said the dead include eight civilians and four Afghan police. He says no NATO troops were killed, but two were lightly wounded.
There was no immediate NATO comment.
Story first published:
September 01, 2012 09:12 IST