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Afghan army units told him that a first attack targeted the base entrance, while sporadic gunfire rang out for around a half an hour as helicopters flew overhead, he added, saying he had no information regarding the number of forces involved.
NATO said in an emailed statement that two rockets impacted a base but resulted in no damage to equipment or buildings and no fatalities. The base was later secured, it added.
Associated Press writer Mirwais Khan in Kandahar, Afghanistan, contributed to this report.
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