Explosion at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan causes casualties


PUBLISHED Fri, November 11, 2016 - 11:23pm EST
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A suicide bomber has blown himself up at the U.S. military base Bagram Airfield in northeastern Afghanistan, killing at least four people and injuring more than a dozen others, officials say. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. (more)





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The incident happened at about 5:30 a.m. local time on Saturday when an explosion occurred at Bagram Airfield, which is a large U.S. military base that is located in Parwan province, just north of the capital Kabul.

"An explosive device was detonated on Bagram Airfield resulting in multiple casualties," the Resolute Support Mission, which was formerly known as the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said in a statement. It confirmed that at least 4 people had been killed and 14 others have been injured.

Provincial officials said a suicide bomber disguised as an Afghan worker had blown himself up outside a dining hall at the base. A spokesperson for the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, adding that the preparations for it took more than 4 months.

There was no immediate word on the identities or nationalities of the victims.

"To the family and friends of those who lost their lives today, we share your loss and our thoughts are with you. We offer you our deepest condolences," said Resolute Support Commander John Nicholson. "For the family and friends of those wounded in today's attack, let me assure you they are receiving the best care possible."

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