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.
NATO says there were no casualties among coalition troops. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid says the insurgent group was behind the attack.