2019 Bagram Airfield attack

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2019 Bagram Airfield attack
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LocationBagram Airfield
DateDecember 11, 2019
Weapons2 car bombs and suicide attack
Deaths2
Injured80 (first attack) 6 (second attack)
PerpetratorTaliban

In the early morning of December 11, 2019, the Taliban attacked Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, which is controlled by the United States. The attackers used two car bombs which killed two civilians and injured 80 others.[1][2][3][4]

The attack[edit]

Taliban insurgents attacked the southern part of the base following the explosion. The attack was repelled by a US-led NATO mission. A bomb was detonated at a decommissioned airfield medical facility that was being transitioned to the local Afghan government near the perimeter of the base. Six people were wounded from the blast.[5][6]

American military response[edit]

Just minutes after the attacks, NATO Quick Reaction Forces responded. Heavy small arms fire and rockets could be heard In the area of the initial car bomb. 16 hours after the initial attack US fighter aircraft bombed the area outside of the military base.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abed, Fahim. "Taliban Attack U.S. Base in Afghanistan as Negotiators Talk Peace". nytimes.com. NY Times. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Scores wounded in attack near U.S. Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan". Cbsnews.com. CBS news. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "One Killed, 80 Wounded in Taliban Attack Near U.S. Base in Afghanistan". voanews.com. VOA. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "At least two killed in Taliban suicide attack near US base". www.aljazeera.com. aljazeera. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Suicide bombing targets medical facility near main US air base in Afghanistan". Foxnews.com. Fox News. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Taliban claim suicide car bombing at Bagram military base, killing 2 and wounding over 70". Abcnews.go.com. ABC news. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Scores wounded in attack near U.S. Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan". Cbsnews.com. CBS news. Retrieved December 11, 2019.