World Rockets strike US base in Afghanistan

16:36  09 april  2020
16:36  09 april  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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A U.S. air base in Afghanistan was struck by several rockets early Thursday in an apparent Islamic State attack, defense officials confirmed.

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The NATO-led mission announced on Twitter that five rockets struck Bagram Airfield, though no casualties or injuries were reported.

The extent of any physical damage to the base was unclear.

"Five rockets were fired at Bagram airfield early this morning. There were no casualties or injuries," Operation Resolute Support tweeted.

"Our #ANDSF partners are investigating the incident," it added.

The attack comes as the Trump administration has struck a deal with the Taliban for a reduction of fighting in the country and a partial withdrawal of U.S. forces. The agreement, however, did not involve the Islamic State forces that have been active in the country for several years.

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Taliban representatives reportedly denied involvement in the attack, according to Reuters.

Islamic State forces arrived in Afghanistan, the site of America's longest-running war, following the fall of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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