Failed Taliban Attack on NATO Base

At least two Afghan civilians are dead and as many as 77 NATO personnel were injured after Taliban militants struck a coalition base in Afghanistan, officials said. The injured troops were "mostly" Americans, a U.S. defense official said Sunday. The incident occurred Saturday, the eve of the 10th anniversary of al Qaeda's attack on the United States on 9/11. The truck bombing took place in the central-east province of Wardak, and those killed were Afghan laborers, said Shahidullah Shahid, the Wardak governor's spokesman.