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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.
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.
Five rockets were fired at Bagram airfield early this morning. There were no casualties or injuries. Ourpartners are investigating the incident.
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BAGHDAD (AP) — At least three rockets hit near the site of an American oil field service company in southern Iraq early on Monday, Iraq's military said, the first such attack in recent months to target U.S. energy interests in Iraq. The rockets targeted the site of Halliburton in the Burjesia area in the oil-rich Basra province, the military statement said. Two Iraqi security officials and one official at the state-run Basra Oil Company said five rockets at struck the area. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.- Resolute Support (@ResoluteSupport)
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.
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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