VBIED Detonated at Medical Facility

Dec 12, 2019

On 11 December 2019, at least one vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) detonated at a medical facility under construction near Bagram Airfield, located approximately 60 km (40 mi) north of the capital Kabul. The powerful explosion occurred just outside an entrance to the base and started a fire at an adjacent hospital. Following the explosion, at least seven militants reportedly engaged in clashes with local security forces after attempting to breach the barracks’ perimeter. As of last report, at least three militants remain inside the medical facility. Two civilians were killed and 90 others, including five Georgian soldiers, were wounded in the explosion. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

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