Five rockets hit a serious U.S. airbase in Afghanistan on Thursday; however, there have been no casualties, Afghanistan’s NATO-led pressure stated, in an assault claimed by the Islamic State militant group.
The assault comes weeks after Taliban militants and America reached a deal on the withdrawal of U.S.-led worldwide troops in change for Taliban safety ensures. Islamic State militants haven’t been included within the pact.
Islamic State stated in an announcement on social media that their fighters had focused a helicopter touchdown pad at Bagram.
A Taliban spokesman stated on Twitter that his group was not behind the assault.
The Afghan affiliate of Islamic State, often called Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-Ok), after a previous identify for the area, first appeared in Eastern Afghanistan in 2014, and has since made inroads into different areas, significantly the north.
The U.S. Army estimates its energy at 2,000 fighters. Some Afghan officers estimated the quantity is greater.
IS militants, who battle international and Afghan authorities forces in addition to the Taliban, have carried out among the deadliest assaults in Afghanistan’s city centres in recent times.
The Taliban, as a part of their settlement with the USA, have promised to open peace talks with the U.S.-backed Afghan authorities; however, little progress has been made.
The Afghan authorities have begun the discharge of Taliban prisoners from a jail close to the Bagram base as a step to construct confidence for the Taliban talks.