The Taliban’s Bagram attack in Afghanistan was completely unsuccessful on Sunday as ‘multiple rockets’ failed to damage any structures or injury personnel at the U.S.-run airfield.
While the Taliban claimed success in their attack, the International Security Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) Joint Command says the “multiple rocket” attack achieved nothing.
ISAF spokesman, Sergeant Peter Bedean, said that the “attack was ineffective and there were no casualties or damage to property reported.” He added, “The International Security Assistance Force engaged the enemy with a precision strike and killed one enemy combatant.”
Speaking to NBC News, Afghan Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that his attackers “destroyed an aircraft and other electronic stuff as well as damaging the base.”
However, in an email to NBC News, Afghan Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that his regimes multiple rocket attack “destroyed an aircraft and other electronic stuff as well as damaging the base.”
Taliban fighters fired upon the Bagram airfield just 24-hours after Secretary of State John Kerry left the country. Kerry made an unannounced visit to engage in talks with Afghani President Hamid Karzai.
Kerry and Karzai met to discuss the Bilateral Security Agreement which outlines U.S. military presence in Afghanistan after the planned 2014 withdrawal.
The deadline for the Bilateral Security Agreement is quickly arriving at the end of October.
Taliban troops have attacked U.S. military installations in the past with very little success. Typically the lack of technology in their weapons leaves Taliban fighters shooting blindly in the direction of military buildings and personnel.
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