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Bagram attacks highlight security concerns
Bagram attacks highlight security concerns
By Joseph Giordono, Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Saturday, March 7, 2009

At least four rounds of indirect fire hit or struck near Bagram Airfield on Thursday night, with one round hitting the detention facility on base.

As of Friday morning, officials said no injuries were reported on base and that all personnel and detainees in the facility are safely accounted for.

The U.S. military said it was not known if any civilians living near the base had been hurt in the attack, the second against the base in a week.

On Wednesday, an attacker set off a car bomb and a suicide vest device near a base gate. Only the bomber was killed, though three contractors were injured in that incident.

The attacks against the base highlight the security concerns that have stretched even to Afghanistans capital, Kabul. Though the Taliban and other insurgent groups are strongest in the south and east of Afghanistan, the fighting has spread throughout the country.

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