Six US fighter jets destroyed in Afghan base attack: NATO

Kabul: Six U.S. fighter jets were destroyed and two significantly damaged when insurgents stormed a heavily fortified Afghan base where Britain’s Prince Harry is deployed on Friday, a NATO spokesman said.

Three coalition refueling stations were also destroyed and six aircraft hangars damaged in the assault that caused unprecedented damage at Camp Bastion in southern Helmand province, one of the toughest battlegrounds of the war, the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, four foreign troops fighting with the NATO were killed in an “insider” attack suspected to involve members of the Afghan police in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, the alliance group said.

NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) did not provide further details but said the incident took place in southern Afghanistan, a hotbed of the Taliban-led insurgency. Two British soldiers died in a similar attack on Saturday.

At least 51 foreign military personnel have been killed in insider attacks in Afghanistan this year.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JZ5VZM77NMMNJOJBHRMLYZDAEU Abbas

    NATO should remember that inspite of all the sophisticated weaponry and surveillance available in the world to them, nothing and nothing can stop mans will and courage to inflict damage with the small arms available to them.Let this be a lesson to NATO and USA whose only courage is unmanned drones and fighter planes to bomb villages where civilian casualties mean nothing to them.

  • No Name

    wow, what an attack. Good luck to Taliban

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