Tuesday, May 28, 2024

US military base attacked in Bagram, 3 people killed

Immigration News

According to Afghan security officials, at least 3 people were killed following missile attacks by militants on a US military base in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the NATO-led International coalition security forces Michael Cole confirming the report said several rockets hit Bagram Airfield in Parwan province late Monday, destroying one helicopter and damaging several others.

An Afghan security official said the three people who were killed following the attack were members of the Afghan Intelligence — National Directorate of Security.

Reports suggest a number of Afghan and international service members were also said to be wounded in the attack.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault that came hours after the U.S. forces transferred control of the prison at Bagram to Afghan authorities.

Bagram air base, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of capital Kabul is located in Parwan province which sees little of the Taliban-led insurgency, but the base comes under insurgent rocket attacks from time to time.

A similar attack on the base in August damaged the aircraft of General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff who was visiting the war-torn country. Two service members were wounded at that time.

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