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Taliban claims responsibility for explosion at Nato air base in Afghan

The Nato-led mission said an explosion occurred just after 5.30 am and that there had been casualties.

An Afghan security personnel walks along damaged buildings as he inspects the site of a bomb attack targeting the German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif on 11 November 2016. A powerful Taliban truck bomb struck the German consulate in Afghanistan's northern Mazar-i-Sharif city late on November 10, killing at least two people and wounding more than 100 in a major militant assault in the war-torn country. Picture: AFP

KABUL – The Taliban claimed responsibility for an explosion at the NATO air base at Bagram, north of the Afghan capital Kabul, on Saturday which local officials said killed at least three people and wounded 13 others.

The Nato-led Resolute Support mission said an explosion occurred just after 5.30 am and that there had been casualties. It said force protection and medical teams were responding but gave no additional information.

Abdul Shokor Qodosi, the district governor of Bagram, said that at least three people were killed and 13 injured in the blast, which he said occurred near a dining facility.

He said the cause of the blast was unclear.

The Taliban’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on his Twitter account.