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Official: Grenade explodes at checkpoint near base in Kabul

By Adam Levine, CNN
updated 4:39 PM EST, Sat January 4, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The blast occurred during a vehicle inspection near Camp Eggers, ISAF said
  • No casualties were reported, but the blast forced a temporary lockdown at the base
  • In eastern Afghanistan, an ISAF service member was killed, ISAF said

(CNN) -- A grenade exploded Saturday during a routine vehicle inspection near a base in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul, a spokesman for the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force said.

The explosion occurred at about 7 p.m. local time near Camp Eggers, Maj. Bryan Woods said.

The were no reports of casualties. But the blast forced the temporary lockdown of the fortified base, which sits a short distance from the presidential palace.

"The base is secured at this time and has resumed operations," Woods said.

In eastern Afghanistan, a suicide bomb attack killed at least one ISAF service member, according to officials.

ISAF did not release the service member's nationality or details about the attack.

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