Eight Afghan security guards killed, two injured after gunmen open fire at US base in Parwan province

Kabul: Eight Afghan security guards have been killed by gunmen who opened fire on them in northern Parwan province, an Afghan official said.

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

The spokeswoman for the provincial governor Wahida Shahkar said that two other guards were wounded in the attack that happened on Monday in Bagram district.

Wahida Shahkar said the guards were attacked on their way to work at Bagram airfield, the main US military base in Afghanistan.

No one immediately claimed responsibility. The Taliban have increased their attacks against Afghan security forces, and Islamic State group affiliates have been trying to expand their presence by attacking in different parts of the
country.

Shahkar said the shooting is being investigated further.


Updated Date: Jun 20, 2017 10:37 AM

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