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PublishDate: Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:51

Suicide attack near Bagram airbase leaves four wounded

AVA- According to the officials, the incident near one of the entrance gates of Bagram airfield took place late on Wednesday evening.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) spokesman Najib Danish said at least three people were wounded in the suicide attack, citing preliminary reports received regarding the incident by the security authorities.

However, the officials in Parwan province, said at least four people were wounded in the attack with the health condition of two of them reported as critical.

The US forces in Afghanistan also confirmed the incident and said the attack incurred a small number of casualties.

The Taliban group however claims that several US soldiers were killed or wounded in the suicide attack which was carried out to avenge the desecration of the holy verses of Islam printed on their flag.

A US military official Gen. James Linder in a statement said Wednesday “The design of the leaflets mistakenly contained an image highly offensive to both Muslims and the religion of Islam.”

Gen. James further added “I sincerely apologize. We have the deepest respect for Islam and our Muslim partners worldwide.”

He said an investigation would be held “to determine the cause of this incident and to hold the responsible party accountable.”

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