06 Sep '17, 5pm

Bagram explosion causes casualties; Taliban claims responsibility

WASHINGTON — A suicide bomber attacked a gate Wednesday at the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan after the U.S. military distributed “highly offensive” propaganda flyers, Afghan and U.S. authorities said. The blast at an entry-control point outside Bagram Air Field about 5:30 p.m. local time caused a “small number” of casualties, according to a statement from U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. The statement did not say how many U.S. personnel were injured or describe their injuries. The injured were being treated at medical facilities on the base, about 60 miles north of the capital Kabul. Afghanistan’s private Tolo News reported that a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted Bagram’s southern gate. Tolo said three civilians were wounded in the blast, quoting a spokesman for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry. The governor for Bagram district, however, told Tolo that four people were wo...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/bagram-explosion-causes-casualtie...

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