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Taliban strikes US base in eastern Afghanistan | FDD’s Long War Journal

Taliban strikes US base in eastern Afghanistan | FDD’s Long War Journal

The Taliban claimed credit for a suicide attack outside of a US base in eastern Afghanistan that has hosted CIA operatives who are hunting al Qaeda and other jihadists in the region.

A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives at the main gate for Camp Chapman, a base in Khost province that used to be known as Forward Operating Base Chapman. A US military spokesman confirmed to Reuters that the assault took place and it appears casualties are among Afghan forces guarding the perimeter. No US military or civilian personnel are reported to have been killed, and the number of Afghan casualties has not been disclosed.

Source: Taliban strikes US base in eastern Afghanistan | FDD’s Long War Journal