4 dead in explosion at largest US military base in Afghanistan

Updated: Nov 13, 2016, 11:38 IST | Agencies |

At least four people (all US citizen) were killed early on Saturday in an explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, NATO said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the major security breach

Afghan security personnel at the US military base. Pic/AFP
Afghan security personnel at the US military base. Pic/AFP

Islamabad: At least four people (all US citizen) were killed early on Saturday in an explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, NATO said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the major security breach.

The explosion struck at dawn inside the heavily fortified Bagram Airfield north of Kabul, as the Taliban step up attacks on Western targets before the onset of winter, when fighting usually ebbs.

The blast highlights a worsening security situation, after NATO formally ended its combat operations in Afghanistan.

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