Rockets hit US base in Afghanistan, no casualties reported
Afghan and NATO officials in Afghanistan say five rockets have been fired at a major U.S. base.
KABUL, Afghanistan – Five rockets were terminated at a significant U.S. base in Afghanistan on Saturday, however there were no setbacks, NATO and commonplace authorities said.
The rockets hit Bagram Airfield, said Wahida Shahkar, representative for the lead representative in northern Parwan region.
Shahkar said that 12 rockets were set in a vehicle and five of them were terminated while police had the option to defuse seven others.
She was unable to give different subtleties on any potential setbacks or harm inside the U.S. base. She said there are no losses among regular citizens in the region.
A NATO official affirmed the assault and said starting reports showed that the runway was not harmed.
Nobody has promptly guaranteed duty. In April, the Islamic State bunch guaranteed obligation regarding five rocket assaults on the base. There were no losses.
The IS additionally has asserted obligation regarding different assaults in the capital of Kabul as of late, remembering for instructive organizations that slaughtered 50 individuals, the greater part of them understudies.
In a different assault in northern Balkh territory, a regular citizen vehicle hit a side of the road bomb on Saturday, killing four individuals, as per Tariq Arian, the representative for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Balkh, but Arian claimed the Taliban were behind the bombing.
Violence in Afghanistan has spiked even as the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators hold talks in Qatar, trying to hammer out a peace deal that could put an end to decades of war. At the same time, the Taliban have waged bitter battles against IS fighters, particularly in eastern Afghanistan, while continuing their insurgency against government forces.
Earlier this week, U.S. Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, held an unannounced meeting with Taliban leaders in Doha to discuss military aspects of last February’s U.S.-Taliban agreement.
The agreement, signed in Qatar where the Taliban maintain a political office, was intended to set the stage for direct peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.
After talks with the Taliban, Milley flew to Kabul to consult with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. He said he emphasized to both parties the need to rapidly reduce levels of violence across the country.