Taliban fire rockets on airbase ISAF copter destroyed, 3 troops killed
12 September, 2012
KABUL/HERAT: Taliban fired rockets on Bagram Airbase last night, destroying an ISAF helicopter and killing three Afghan service member, ISAF said Tuesday.
ISAF press office confirmed that an ISAF helicopter was destroyed by fire while parked at Bagram Airfield last night.
"The helicopter caught fire after it was hit by indirect fire. There were both ISAF and Afghan service members on the aircraft at the time of the attack. Three Afghans werekilled,"
The NATO-led force said there were no fatalities to their personnel.
Earlier, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AIP that Taliban thrice fired rockets at Bagram Airfield last night, causing huge losses of lives and property to foreign and Afghan troops.
One of the rockets landed near the operatives of National Directorate of Security (NDS) busy in training at the base as a result eight operatives were killed, he said without disclosing how many rockets were fired on the base.
The attack came a day after US forces handed over responsibilities of the Bagram detention facility to Afghan forces.
Meanwhile, a local police commander among five police were killed and six wounded in a suicide attack today in Kushk-e-Kohna district of Herat province, police said Tuesday.
The suicide bomber who was on foot detonated himself close to the vehicle of local police commander, Abdul Hakeem, near the district headquarter market today's noon, said Abdul Hameed Hameedi, security chief of Herat province.
He told AIP that five local police including commander Abdul Hakeem were killed and six more wounded in the attack.
The provincial security chief said the injured were taken to hospital for treatment, adding there was no damage to civilians in the attack