Taliban attack terrorist NATO Base near Kabul
Blast hits area near NATO base in Kabul
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:45:25 GMT
A large explosion has struck an area near a NATO base in the Afghan capital city of Kabul in the latest attack on foreign forces in the Asian country.
The explosion hit a Kabul district home to the NATO headquarters, on Monday.
Officials and witnesses say they have seen plumes of smoke rising from the area.
“A spokesman for the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed that there had been a blast but said it was not at NATO’s Camp Phoenix, which is on the Jalalabad road heading east from the capital.”
No casualties have yet been reported in the explosion.
The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan, despite the presence of thousands of US-led troops.
The foreign forces are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and hand over responsibility for security to the Afghan government.
However, the US intends to keep some forces in Afghanistan for “training and counter-terrorism operations.”
The US-led war in Afghanistan, which has caused record-high civilian and military casualties, has become the longest military conflict in the American history.