Five coalition and four Afghan soldiers were killed Saturday when a suicide bomber disguised in an Afghan army uniform detonated a vest packed with explosives.
According to Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman, the explosion that was claimed by the Taliban happened at the base of the entrance in eastern Afghanistan at around 7:30, reported by AP.
Four translators and four Afghan military men were hurt.
The spokesman said, "The attacker had the Afghan security force uniform on and that gave him the opportunity to reach the entrance to the base and carry out the attack."
The identities of those who were killed were not released by the NATO pending notification of their families.
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