Helmand province base comes under attack, but Ministry of Defence says no casualties reported Rockets fired at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan | World news | guardian.co.uk Insurgents have launched a rocket attack on the main coalition military base in Afghanistan's Helmand province. The heavily fortified Camp Bastion, which accommodates up to 4,000 UK, American, Danish and Estonian troops, was targeted at about 6.30pm local time as darkness fell. Damage was caused but a spokesman for Taskforce Helmand said no one had been injured or killed. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "We can confirm that a rocket attack against Camp Bastion took place. No significant damage or casualties have been reported as a result of this incident." Multiple explosions could be heard minutes after an alarm sounded inside the sprawling desert base.The all-clear came 40 minutes later after which troops were directed to search their immediate area for unexploded ordnance and casualties. This latest attack comes as UK forces prepare to hand over to the next deploying brigade. Last September, two US Marines were killed and six Harrier jets destroyed when militants breached the perimeter fence and attacked Camp Leatherneck, the US headquarters next to Camp Bastion. The Taliban said Prince Harry, who was in theatre as an Apache helicopter pilot at the time, was the intended target but Nato officials said the young royal was never in any danger.