Taliban bombs Bagram air base, fatalities reported

Taliban bombs Bagram air base, fatalities reported
By Christopher Cummins with Agencies
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Taliban bombs Bagram air base

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The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a fatal bomb blast at the NATO air base at Bagram, north of the Afghan capital Kabul.

Authorities say at four people have been killed and more than a dozen injured.

Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan attacked by Afghan Taliban https://t.co/4ngPxNzOAWpic.twitter.com/9I19R2UIwT

— Times of lsIamabad (@TimesofIslambad) November 12, 2016

The bomber detonated a device close to a sports facility where officers and soldiers were exercising .

Authorities say it is unclear if a suicide bomber carried out the attack..

My thoughts go to the loved ones of those killed at #Bagram Airfield & the wounded. #NATO stands w/ #Afghanistan in the fight against terror

— Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) November 12, 2016

An investigation is underway as to how the base home to about 14,000 came under attack when security is tight.

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