| GEO World|
| Suicide blast near foreign base in Afghanistan|
| Updated at: 0926 PST, Monday, May 03, 2010|
KHOST: A suicide bomber hit a convoy of Afghan forces near a base of foreign troops in the southeastern Afghan town of Khost on Monday, residents said, but it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.
A spokesman for the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the bomber used a car laden with a huge quantity of explosives in the blast, the latest in a string of attacks in recent weeks.
Foreign and Afghan soldiers cordoned off the site of the attack in the town which lies near the border with Pakistan, residents said.