Rockets at US Afghan bases

Unknown attackers fired rockets at twoAmerican bases in southeast and eastern Afghanistan but there were no casualties.

     

    US base in Afghanistan:
    Under attack

     

    A US military spokesman said the base in Asadabad, Kunar province, 180 km northeast of Kabul, came under attack on Saturday. One rocket exploded 500 metres from the base.

      

    Attackers fired two rockets at another base at Urgon-e in southeast Paktika province on Friday, also causing no casualties.

      

    The spokesman was unable to say who fired the rockets, but similar attacks have been blamed on Taliban holdouts and their al-Qaeda allies.

      

    On Wednesday, two rockets landed in a US base in neighbouring Paktia province,but did not cause any casualties or damage. 

     

    More attacks

      

    Eighteen months after the toppling of the Taliban, remnants of Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters continue to launch regular attacks on foreign and government targets. This is especially so in the south and southeast of the country in provinces bordering Pakistan.

      

    The spokesman said there had been an increase in attacks on US and coalition bases with the coming of the warmer spring and summer weather.

       

     

    Spring is the traditional fighting season in Afghanistan after the end of the bitter winter and the opening of mountain passes. 

     


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