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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai
Taliban fighters wearing suicide bomb vests hidden under police uniforms attacked a government building Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, triggering an hourslong gunbattle and killing six people, officials said.
A NATO helicopter gunship inadvertently killed two civilians while attacking suspected insurgents in the eastern Afghan province of Khost, NATO announced Thursday.
U.S. and Afghan troops repelled attackers wearing American uniforms and suicide vests in a pair of simultaneous assaults before dawn Saturday on NATO bases near the Pakistani border, including one where seven CIA employees died in a suicide attack last year.
Security forces stopped the men, who were wearing uniforms of the Afghan border police, only after becoming suspicious of the civilian station wagon they drove, he said.
Three police officers and a gardener working at the site also were killed in the attack, Gen. Ishaqzai said.