Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid announced that a Taliban bomber wearing a military uniform and a suicide vest blew himself up inside the gym of a base in Khost.
The incident took place at Forward Operating Base Chapman, close to the Pakistan border. One official referred to the base as a former military compound that was “not a regular base” any more. Another source claimed the base was used by “other agencies”, suggesting that intelligence personnel were involved.
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