Taliban Mujahideen have
fired at least two rockets toward the Bagram Airbase, the main US base
and largest detention facility in Afghanistan .
The rocket attack on the heavily fortified site, located 11
kilometers (7 miles) southeast of the city of Charikar in Afghanistan's
Parwan province, took place at around 8 p.m. local time (1530 GMT) on
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on the US base in a
statement by their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, in which he said that a
number of foreign soldiers were killed in the assault and the US
airbase suffered damage.
The Pentagon has not yet confirmed the Taliban's claims about the attack or the casualties.
In May 2010, the International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed
reports on the existence of a secret detention facility at the Bagram
The base is a frequent target of rocket and mortar attacks. Last
year, Mujahideen launched more than a dozen attacks on Bagram, killing
several US-led troops.
The attack came one day after the United States finally agreed to
hand over control of the notorious Bagram prison to Afghan authorities,
in a deal signed on Friday by the Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim
Wardak and the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General John
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