Explosion Outside US Airbase In Afghanistan Causes ‘Small Number Of Casualties’


An explosion outside a large U.S. airbase in Afghanistan caused a small number of casualties, U.S. Forces Afghanistan announced Wednesday.

U.S. Forces Afghanistan did not clarify whether the casualties were U.S. service members or civilians. Afghan media blamed a suicide bomber for the attack, noting that at least three civilians were reportedly wounded with two in critical condition. Local journalist Bilal Sarwary reports that suicide bomber was mounted on a motorbike before the explosion and targeted U.S. troops.

Bagram is the largest U.S. military installation in Afghanistan and houses thousands of troops.

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