One coalition soldier and nine militants died Monday when the militants attacked a military base in Afghanistan using a car bomb, a provincial official said. Kandahar provincial government spokesman Javed Faisal said the attack started when a suicide bomber detonated a car at the gate of a base in Zharay district, followed by eight attackers wearing suicide vests engaging in a gunfight with troops, Stars and Stripes reported. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said in a statement reports indicated "moderate damage" to the facility's outer perimeter. The ISAF statement said the base had been secured. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack in a Taliban stronghold and said the militants inflicted heavy casualties.