ttackers detonated bombs and fired rockets outside a U.S. airbase in Jalalabad, an eastern Afghanistan city, on Sunday, killing five people in a brazen operation that once again highlighted the country's security challenges ahead of the 2014 NATO combat troop withdrawal. A Taliban spokesman said the group had launched the 6 a.m. assault. Two suicide bombers died after blowing themselves up in cars, said Nasir Ahmad Safi, a spokesman for the provincial government. Seven other bombers were killed in a gunbattle with Afghan and coalition forces. Three Afghan soldiers and two civilians also died.
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