Six rockets hit US Bagram air base in Afghanistan

Six rockets have hit the United States’ Bagram Air Base, the largest military base for US troops in Afghanistan, which is situated near the capital, Kabul, Press TV reports.

The incident reportedly took place in Parwan Province late Tuesday with the Taliban immediately claiming responsibility for the attack.

The US military has also confirmed the attack. However, US officials say the rockets were not effective.

Meanwhile, Afghan military sources say a US-led air strike killed six people in the country’s eastern city of Ghazni, also late Tuesday.

The US-led NATO forces confirmed the raid, claiming those killed were all “militants.”

On September 8, Afghan officials reported that Taliban militants had downed a US chopper in the western Herat Province while it was carrying out a military operation.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror.

The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across the country, despite the presence of thousands of US-led troops.

By Press TV

 

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