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Rockets Hit U.S. Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan

Kabul, October 8 (RHC)-- Several rockets have rocked Bagram Air Base, the largest military base for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, which is situated near the capital, Kabul. The incident reportedly took place in Parwan Province with the Hezb-e-Islami group immediately claiming responsibility for the attack.

The militant group said several American troops were killed in the deadly assault on the heavily fortified air field near Kabul. However, the U.S.-led military alliance has not confirmed any casualties as a result of the rocket attack.

Bagram is home to thousands of U.S. military personnel and civilian contractors, also known as mercenaries. The airbase has come under numerous rocket attacks since it was set up by the U.S. Army after it began its occupation of Afghanistan more than eleven years ago.

Violence in Afghanistan has been on the rise in recent months despite the presence of thousands of U.S.-led foreign forces in the war-weary country.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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