Bagram airbase targeted, Taliban rejected responsibility

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.

Car from which mortars were fired at the largest American base in the country

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.