Taliban assault Bagram


KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents carrying rockets and grenades launched a brazen pre-dawn attack on a giant U.S.-run base north of Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, leaving at least 10 guerrillas dead and 7 foreign troops wounded.

The attack on Bagram air base, about an hour's drive north of Kabul, continued into daylight with sporadic fire of rockets and small arms outside. One rocket landed inside the base, causing minor damage, but no insurgents managed to get inside Bagram, according to NATO.
At least 10 insurgents were killed in the attack, which started at about 3 a.m. with rockets, small arms and grenades fired into the base, said Maj. Virginia McCabe, a spokeswoman for U.S. forces at Bagram. Seven U.S. service members have been wounded, she said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the Bagram strike. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said 20 suicide attackers carried out the attack.
Hoping a speedy recovery to those wounded. 20 suicide attackers is right. Smells more like an act of defiant desperation than that of a strategic effort.
20 suicide bombers should mean at least 20 dead terrorists surely. Useless tw@ts
Herrumph said:
20 suicide bombers should mean at least 20 dead terrorists surely. Useless tw@ts
Suicide attackers, not bombers. I think the point being made is that you don't attack Bagram with a 20 strong contingent and hope to survive.
Attacker, bomber, whatever - still failed first part of description - "suicide".
Perhaps they were trying to score a Tet-style 'if we can't even control the area around Bagram...' moment in the world media?
Given how large Bagram is I am suprised they tried it on like that. Like has been said they can't have been expecting to make it back.

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