New Delhi: In another case of suicide bombing, a suicide bomber, camouflaged as a labourer, blew himself up killing at least four people and injuring 18 at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) air base in Bagram, north of the Afghanistan capital Kabul on Saturday, 12 November.
The Bagram Airfield, about 50 km north of Kabul, has been serving as a main US military base in Afghanistan over the past 15 years.
The NATO-led Resolute Support mission released a statement saying, “An explosive device was detonated on Bagram Airfield resulting in multiple casualties”.
“Response teams at Bagram continue to treat the wounded and investigate the incident,” the statement said.
Further disclosing the matter, a spokesman for the Parwan Provincial Governor, Waheed Sediqqi, said that the suicide bomber managed to infiltrate the largest US base in Afghanistan and was standing in a queue with Afghan labourers when he detonated a suicide vest.
Zabiullah Mujahid, an alleged Taliban spokesman, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The attack was part of the insurgent’s yearly rebel offensive, he said in a tweet.
First Published | 12 November 2016 6:36 PM