TALIBAN COMMITTED TWIN SUICIDE ATTACKS NEAR THE MAIN U.S. BASE IN AFGHANISTAN


12/12/2019




İrem UZUN -TDO- Two Taliban suicide car-bomb blasts killed one person and wounded more than 90 others, including five Georgian soldiers, on December 11 on the main U.S. military base of Bagram in Afghanistan. Afghan military authorities said a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle in front of the gate of an unused hospital almost adjacent to the Bagram Airfield in Parwan province.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which struck the Bagram air base north of Kabul."First, a heavy-duty Mazda vehicle struck the wall of the American base," said Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman. "Later several mujahideen equipped with light and heavy weapons were able to attack the American occupiers."The Taliban spokesman claimed the attack was still ongoing. The U.S.-led military coalition said the attack was "quickly contained and repelled".

On November 28, U.S. President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Bagram, located about 50 kilometers north of the Afghan capital of Kabul, to celebrate Thanksgiving with his troops. Wednesday’s attack came as peace negotiations between the Trump administration and the Taliban are underway in Doha, Qatar, to find a political settlement to the Afghan war.


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