facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Afghan: Bagram airfield hit by missiles

March 12, 2013 at 8:26 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
KABUL, Afghanistan, March 12 (UPI) -- At least two missiles were fired at the U.S.-run military facility in Bagram, in Afghanistan's northern Parwan province, a local official said.

Bagram district security chief Zmarai Nasiri said no casualties were reported after two missiles landed inside the airfield Monday, Khaama Press reported Tuesday.

Nasiri said he didn't receive reports of damage to the base.

Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the attack. Spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed at least three missiles were fired toward the air base and coalition forces suffered casualties during the attack.

Also in Parwan province, Afghan police said at least five Taliban militants were killed and two others injured in clashes with the security forces, Khaama Press said.

A security official said the incident occurred after Taliban militants attacked a security checkpoint.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit
2
Hurricane Odile now a dangerous category 4 storm Hurricane Odile now a dangerous category 4 storm
3
Navy halts search for missing jet pilot after crash Navy halts search for missing jet pilot after crash
4
Mary Landrieu spent $33K of taxpayers' money on campaign travel Mary Landrieu spent $33K of taxpayers' money on campaign travel
5
Bernie Sanders says he may run for president in 2016 Bernie Sanders says he may run for president in 2016
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback