21 June 2017

News Report: At Least Eight Afghan Security Guards Killed in Attack on US Bagram Air Base

At least eight Afghan servicemen were killed in an attack against US Bagram Air Base Afghan on Monday, local media reported.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Unidentified gunmen carried out an attack on US Bagram Air Base Afghan security guards killing eight and wounding another two, local media reported citing Bagram district governor.

The incident took place on Monday night when a group of guards were on their way to work, Tolo news portal reported.

Afghanistan has been facing instability for many years, with government troops fighting against Islamic extremists and terror organizations, in particular the Taliban radical movement and Daesh terrorist group, both banned in Russia.

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