KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents wearing U.S. Army uniforms launched pre-dawn attacks today on a major NATO base in eastern Afghanistan and a nearby camp where seven CIA employees were killed last year in a suicide bombing. NATO said there were no coalition casualties and the attacks were repelled.

NATO said at least 21 insurgents were killed  – including four who were wearing suicide vests ‚Äî and five captured in Saturday’s coordinated attacks.

Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry put the insurgent death toll in the attacks at 24, with five captured and no casualties on the police side. The Defense Ministry said two Afghan soldiers were killed and three wounded in the fighting.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s presidential office condemned U.S. media reports that Afghan government officials have received payments from the CIA in return for information.

A former U.S. official told The Associated Press on Friday that the CIA has paid members of the Afghan government to track various factions within it. The practice has raised concerns at a time when the United States is pressing Afghan officials to make the government less corrupt.

The New York Times reported the agency is paying Mohammed Zia Salehi, the chief of administration for Afghanistan’s National Security Council, for information. The Washington Post also had the report on Friday.

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