Sunday, June 21, 2009

US base attacked in Afghanistan


"Two shells have struck the main US base in Afghanistan, killing two soldiers, US and Afghan officials say. A US military spokeswoman said that six other people had been wounded by the mortar fire, including four military personnel and two civilians.

The Bagram base is just 50km from the capital, Kabul.....

A Nato spokesman said the mortar rounds landed inside the base. It is the first time US soldiers have been killed by hostile fire inside the base since troops came to Afghanistan in 2001 to overthrow the country's Taliban government.....

"In a way it's saying to the US forces and international troops 'we can reach you wherever you are, even in your most heavily defended base'."....."

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