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Taliban attack NATO base in US army uniform, 6 jets destroyed

By Sadaf Shinwari - Sun Sep 16 2012, 8:33 am

Taliban militants attacked Camp Bastion in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan and destroyed six coalition forces jets using US army uniforms.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, “The attack commenced just after 10 p.m. when approximately 15 insurgents executed a well-coordinated attack against the airfield on Camp Bastion. The insurgents, organized into three teams, penetrated at one point of the perimeter fence.”

The source further added, “The insurgents appeared to be well equipped, trained and rehearsed.”

“Dressed in U.S. Army uniforms and armed with automatic rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests, the insurgents attacked coalition fixed and rotary wing aircraft parked on the flight line, aircraft hangars and other buildings”, ISAF said following the statement.

ISAF confirmed six Coalition AV-8B Harrier jets were destroyed and two were significantly damaged. Three coalition refueling stations were also destroyed. Six soft-skin aircraft hangars were damaged to some degree.

Coalition forces engaged the insurgents, killing 14 and wounding one who was taken into custody. In addition to the two coalition service members that were killed, nine coalition personnel – eight military and one civilian contractor – were wounded in the attack. None of their injuries are considered life-threatening.

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  1. This is so F’en dumb. They make full proof id cards in Iraq and in Afghanistan, and were even told to use them at all U.S / Afghan / allied bases.

    If they did all troops eyes & or finger prints would be scanned. It would of been confirmed within seconds that they were not U.S troops.

    How dumb are they, costing life’s from there stupidity. 

    They can not even do the basic stuff even after been told what they should do, WTF.

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