KABUL — Five rockets hit a U.S. air base in Afghanistan on Thursday, however there have been no casualties, two senior safety officers mentioned, and no militant group instantly claimed accountability.
The assault comes because the Afghan authorities has launched the discharge of Taliban prisoners from a jail close to the Bagram base, as a part of a confidence-building step in a U.S.-Taliban peace deal aimed toward ending about 20 years of struggle in Afghanistan.
“Five rockets were fired at Bagram airfield early this morning,” the NATO-led mission, Resolute Support, mentioned on Twitter. “There were no casualties or injuries.”
The rockets concentrating on the biggest U.S. army compound in Afghanistan have been fired from a car parked in an adjoining village.
A hundred Taliban members are scheduled to be freed on Thursday from the detention facility close to the base, following Wednesday’s launch of 100 members of the hardline Islamist group.
The prisoner alternate deal supplies for the federal government to free 5,000 Taliban prisoners, with the Taliban releasing 1,000 members of the Afghan safety forces in alternate.
But the Taliban rebuffed the overture, saying they have been unable to confirm which prisoners had been launched.
The Afghan authorities mentioned it was dedicated to honor the deal however wouldn’t launch senior Taliban commanders accused of finishing up a number of the most brutal assaults in current years. (Reporting by Abdul Qadir Sediqi; Writing by Rupam Jain; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)