At least two have been killed after an attack was launched on the US base neighbouring Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, close to where British troops – including Prince Harry – are based.
and Ben Farmer, in Kabul
10:30PM BST 14 Sep 2012
It is understood that the firefight involved American soldiers and not British forces. Prince Harry, who was deployed recently, is not believed to be affected. US officials told the Reuters news agency at least two US marines had been killed in a "complex" Taliban attack.
The coalition base comprises the British Camp Bastion and the American Camp Leatherneck, and accommodates more than 21,000 people.
Camp Leatherneck itself, which was built to cope with the extra US troops, measures 13 sq miles. British troops are understood to provide security for the main runway on the American camp.
Rockets and mortar were fired from outside, damaging buildings and aircraft. As well as the deaths, a number have been reported wounded.
The forces said Bastion had not been breached.
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