Sunday, August 9, 2015
Tribus said several coalition forces and Afghan contractors were injured in the attack, but that all personnel had been accounted for and the base had been secured.
Friday’s attack followed a massive truck bombing that targeted a residential area in Kabul that killed 15 people and wounded more than 200. Security forces say they have thwarted a number of attempts to bring large caches of explosives into the capital, and at least one truck bomb exploded this year while attempting to enter the city limits.
On the same day, a suicide bomber attacked recruits outside a police academy and killed at least 20 cadets and wounded 24.
The Taliban have claimed the police academy attack and the NATO base assault, without mentioning the truck bombing. The insurgents often don’t claim attacks that kill women and children.
President Ashraf Ghani promised to retaliate against the perpetrators. He linked the Kabul attacks to the recent announcement by his government that Taliban figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar had been dead for more than two years.
Article from NWF Daily News