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Militants attack US base on Afghan supply route

An Afghan policeman stands guard near burning NATO supply trucks following an attack by militants in the Torkham area near the Pakistan--Afghanistan border in Jalalabad province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the strike on a U.S. base in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday, setting off bombs, torching vehicles and shutting down a key road used by NATO supply trucks, officials said. Several people -- apparently all attacking insurgents -- were killed. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)