Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 25

Posted at 2:51 PM, Jul 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-12 16:51:55-04
By Mohammad Ehsan Popalzai


KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — At least 25 people were killed and 10 others injured in a suicide attack near a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

A suicide car bomb went off near a coalition forces base in the city of Khost on Sunday evening, according to Faizullah Ghairat, police chief of Khost Province.

A U.S. military official told CNN: “We are aware of an explosion in Khost Province, and are gathering further information.”

It wasn’t immediately clear who was responsible for the attack.

CNN’s Barbara Starr and Dana Ford contributed to this report.