Monday, April 24, 2017

Taliban Target CIA - Special Forces Base In Afghanistan

Reuters: Bomb attack hits U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban insurgents on Monday attacked a U.S.-operated base in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, officials said, but gave few immediate details of an assault that coincided with a visit to Kabul by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

The attackers had detonated a car bomb at an entrance to Camp Chapman, a secretive facility manned by U.S. forces and private military contractors, said Mubarez Mohammad Zadran, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

But he had little immediate information on any damage or casualties.

"I am aware of a car bomb attack at one of the gates in the U.S. base, but we are not allowed there to get more details," the spokesman said.

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Update #1: Taliban attacks U.S. base as Mattis flies into Afghanistan -- CBS/AP
Update #2: Bomb attack hits US base in Afghanistan as Defense Sec Mattis visits Kabul, casualties reported -- RT

WNU Editor: The main casualties were the Afghan security guards .... 4 security guards killed in suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan ( FOX News). This is the same base where 7 CIA officers were killed in 2009 (link is here).

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