Militants fired rockets at Bagram airbase at around 6 am this morning, Thursday, April 09, Afghan security officials confirmed. Located in the northern Parwan province, Bagram is the largest military facility in the country, where American troops are stationed.
Bagram airbase comes under attack at a time when the US
government is trying to facilitate the intra-Afghan talks and prepares to pull
out a large number of its troops from Afghanistan.
The militants targeted the airbase from a nearby village. No
casualty has been reported. “Five rockets were fired at Bagram Airfield early
this morning. There were no casualties or injuries,” the US-led Resolute
Support mission said in a statement.
The attacks were launched from a car parked in Qalacha village in Parwan province, Afghan security officials said.
Over last month, the airbase came under four attacks. On
March 21, it came under attack by Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP), an affiliate
of ISIS. No casualty was reported.
So far, no militant group have claimed responsibility for
the attack. In a statement, issued today, the Taliban have said that they were
not behind the attack.