A suicide bomber who had recently been recruited into the Afghan army blew himself up Saturday morning inside a military base, killing five NATO troops and four Afghan soldiers. Three more NATO troops were killed in subsequent attacks, according to the Associated Press, making Saturday one of the deadliest days for NATO forces this year. The first bombing took place in a courtyard at the headquarters of the Afghan army’s 201st Corps, known as Forward Operating Base Gamberi, in eastern Afghanistan’s Laghman province. The base also has a contingent of NATO troops. NATO did not release the nationalities of its troops who died. The bomber blew himself up just as local leaders had gathered for a meeting, according to Dawood Zarbah, the province’s deputy police chief. Eight other Afghans were also injured, hospital officials said. [...] In a statement of responsibility, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the bomber, Abdul Ghani, was from Daikundi province and joined the army a month ago to carry out such an operation.