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4 dead, 14 wounded in explosion on Bagram Airfield

4 dead, 14 wounded in explosion on Bagram Airfield

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Nov 12, 2016 - 10:02

CHARIKARinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least four people were killed and 14 others wounded in a huge explosion on the Bagram Airfield, the main US military base, in central Parwan province on Saturday, officials said.

The Bagram district’s administrative chief, Abdul Shakoor Qudusi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took place at 5:30am. He said three people were killed and 13 others wounded in the explosion.

But the US military put the toll at four dead and 14 wounded. "To the family and friends of those who lost their lives today, we share your loss and our thoughts are with you,” the Resolute Support mission commander said.

In a statement, Gen. John Nicholson, “We offer you our deepest condolences. For the family and friends of those wounded in today’s attack, let me assure you they are receiving the best care possible, and we will keep them in our thoughts today.”

Response teams at Bagram continue to treat the wounded and investigate the incident, the commander said, adding: “We will release more information as it becomes available.” 

The district chief said it was unclear what caused the explosion. The identity of the victims is yet to be established, according to the official.

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