Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Camp Bastion fight still underway

Camp Bastion fight still underway

Nov 28, 2014 - 12:46

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): An intense firefight continued between Afghan security forces and militants on Friday, hours after the Talibaninfo-icon launched a group attack on a military base formerly housing British troops in southern Helmand province.

Late on Thursday, the 215th Maiwand Military Corps said the coordinated attack on Camp Bastion had been repulsed by the Afghan National Army (ANA). The assault was widely condemned by different countries, including the US. 

On Friday, local officials said a confrontation was still ongoing close to the military base. Omar Zwak, the Helmand governor’s spokesman, said six assailants had been killed and three ANA soldiers wounded in the gunbattle.

He confirmed a generator had been burnt but the fighting was about to end. The militants, he said, had stormed the facility from two sides. The skirmish took place when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives before three of his associates tried to force their way into the base.

Simultaneously, another group of insurgents launched an attack from another side of the base, he added. A military official, wishing anonymity, said the fight was still underway.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, asserting responsibility for the attack, said that the assailants were equipped with light and heavy weapons. He claimed a number of aircraft and tanks were destroyed.

Ahmadi said heavy casualties had been inflicted on local and foreign troops. British soldiers vacated Camp Bastion, their last military base, and handed it over to Afghan troops on October 26.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update