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Bagram airbase comes under rocket strike

Bagram airbase comes under rocket strike

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May 04, 2011 - 12:07

CHARIKARinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Militants fired two rockets at the main military base in central Afghanistaninfo-icon, causing no casualties, an official said on Wednesday.

The rockets landed in a barren area inside the sprawling Bagram Airbase on Tuesday night, the district police chief, Col. Hafizullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

They had launched a manhunt for the attackers, said the police official, who gave no further details of the incident.

"I was about to enter the airbase when the rockets landed there. Foreign troops cordoned off the site and did not let us enter the base," said a man working at the US facility, Samiullah.

"Several rockets were fired at the airbase, but the strike caused no casualties," said a tribal elder, Mirza Malik.

Minor damaged occurred to the airbase, but no casualties resulted from the attack, a statement from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said.

On the other hand, Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said they had fired five missiles on the Bagram air base, inflicting life and material losses on US forces.

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