A spokesman in Nangarhar province, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, says the attack early today took place at the NATO outpost near the Torkahm border crossing, a key supply route for the alliance.
Abdulzai says three suicide bombers first blew up a car at the gate of the parking lot of the NATO outpost. The explosion set off a fire that destroyed several of the privately-owned tankers. The attackers then stormed into the compound.
Abdulzai says the attackers were killed in the ensuing gunbattle.