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PublishDate: Monday, October 14, 2013 13:15

Taliban missiles attack on Bagram airfield

US war planes carried out airstrikes following the missile attack, but the air raid did not incur any casualties to Taliban fighters.

"Taliban fired at least 20 missiles on US-run Bagram airfield at Sunday midnight." Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said  
Zabiullah Mujahid, Taliban group spokesman claimed that following the Taliban  attack heavy casualties were incurred to US military personnel.
Taliban fired the missiles from the mountainous regions, and no suspect has been arrested in connection to the incident so far.
Mujahid further added that all the missiles landed on residential rooms inside the airfield, and the attack was carried out amid efforts by United States and it’s allies to have permanent bases in Afghanistan.
The Taliban spokesman also added US war planes carried out airstrikes following the missile attack, but the air raid did not incur any casualties to Taliban fighters.
In the meantime, The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) denied the Taliban claims regarding the casualties as a result of the attack.
ISAF following a statement said, “We can confirm a rocket attack by enemy forces at Bagram Airfield in Parwan, Afghanistan today. The enemy’s efforts were ineffective and there were no ISAF casualties or infrastructure damage as a result of this attack.”
The statement further added, “ISAF engaged enemy forces with a precision strike resulting in one enemy killed.”

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