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2 Rockets hit US Base in Afghanistan

Militants have fired two rockets into Bagram Air Field in Kabul, the main US base in war-ravaged Afghanistan amid a surge in violence against the US-led forces in the country.
Press TV

The rocket attack on the US base — located 11 kilometers southeast of Charikar in Afghanistan’s Parwan province — took place late Friday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier, two rockets targeted central parts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul in an attack that left no casualties and caused damages to only a few buildings, officials say.

The US Bagram base is currently occupied by the 5th Aviation Battalion (Assault), and 6th Aviation Battalion (GSAB) of the US Army, with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing of the US Air Force and other US Army, Navy , Marine Corps, and Coast Guard units, and their coalition partners.

Bagram, which is home to some 24,000 military personnel and civilian contractors, is located in an area of more than 5,000 acres (2,000-hectares).

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February 26, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Safety and Security Issues | , , | Leave a comment

Contractor Injured in Green Zone Rocket Attack aimed at Security Contractor

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Sept 23

BAGHDAD – Three rockets targeting a security company were fired at Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone government and diplomatic enclave, wounding one foreign contractor, an Iraqi army source said. Police said two rockets were fired without giving any further details.

September 23, 2010 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Iraq, Private Security Contractor, State Department | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Security Contractors killed in Green Zone Rocket Attack

Rocket attack on Baghdad Green Zone kills three

The dead and wounded are all employees of the US contractor Triple Canopy.

Two Ugandans and a Peruvian died, and two Americans were among the those wounded when the rocket struck on Thursday.

Triple Canopy, based in Herndon, Virginia, guards security checkpoints for US military facilities in Iraq.

The firm was founded by US special forces veterans.


BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A rocket attack on Baghdad’s international Green Zone on Thursday killed two Ugandans and a Peruvian working for a security contractor hired to protect U.S. facilities in Iraq, the U.S. embassy said.

Fifteen other people, two of them American, were wounded, all employees of the security contractor, the embassy said in a statement.

July 22, 2010 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Iraq, Private Security Contractor, Safety and Security Issues | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment