KABUL, March 11 (Xinhua) -- A suicide bomber targeted an airport in the eastern Khost province Saturday afternoon, triggering gun battle, Afghan TV channel Tolo reported.
"A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car in the eastern gate of Khost airport and the attack followed by gun shots," Tolo reported.
Meantime, provincial police chief of Khost province Faizullah Ghirat confirmed the incident.
"An insurgent attacked the military base in Khost province at 2:30 p.m. local time (1000 GMT)," he told Xinhua.
Without giving more details, the official added that the attacker was killed by security personnel.
A contingent of the U.S.-led foreign forces has been stationed at Khost airbase. Khost province, with Khost city as its capital 150 km southeast of Kabul, has been the scene of Taliban-led insurgency over the past years.