Insurgents attack Afghan NATO base, downtown Herat blast kills at least 4
The Taliban exploded a car outside the gate of a NATO base in the western city of Herat on Monday, setting off a gun battle in the city, while another bomber blew up amid a downtown crowd, Afghan officials said.
The car bomb targeted the Italian military-led Provincial Reconstruction Team office in Herat, which coordinates the coalition’s programs for supporting development and governance in the province. The other blast occurred in an area of Herat called Cinema Circle, killing at least four Afghan civilians and wounding 37 others, according Mohammad Rahim Panjshiri, head of the Afghan intelligence agency in the province. It was not immediately clear whether there were NATO casualties.