KABUL, Afghanistan -- A spokesman for Afghanistan's defense ministry says no militants penetrated a joint U.S.-Afghan air base in the eastern part of the country during a two-hour battle.
The attack began when suicide bombers blew up a car at the gate. American helicopters fired down at militants before the attackers were defeated. The NATO military coalition also described it as a failed attack.
A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility.
NATO says one member of the Afghan security forces was killed and several foreign troops were wounded.
The Associated Press