All of the dead are believed to be Afghan.
Camp Chapman, named after the first US soldier killed in combat in the war in Afghanistan, sits near Forward Operating Base Salerno, a large Soviet-built airfield that was targeted by a Taliban truck bombing in June 2012.
An Afghan soldier stands at a checkpoint in the Buwri Tana base, in Khost Province on August 7, 2012 …
A statement from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in Afghanistan said it was “aware” of the blast, but did not elaborate on the incident. It’s not clear whether the Central Intelligence Agency still operates out of Camp Chapman.
Last month, the armed group launched an attack on Afghanistan’s parliament, killing five people and losing another seven of its own members.
The camp is less than four kilometres (2.4 miles) from the city of Khost, which is near the Pakistani border.
On the other hand, another report was that from the northern Kunduz province, in which three civilians were put to death when a roadside bomb explosion struck a passing police vehicle, as said by a spokesman for the provincial police chief, Syed Sarwar Hussaini.
Suicide attacks with homemade bombs are among the methods most frequently used by the Taliban to strike at Afghan and global forces in Afghanistan.
The Taliban, who promised to “safeguard” civilian lives during their offensive, are known to distance themselves from attacks that result in high civilian casualties.