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Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« on: June 09, 2013, 08:49:46 PM »
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BREAKING: @sharifsahak: #AFGHANISTAN Head of #Kabul international airport says that the suicide bombers have entered the US air forces area

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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 08:51:07 PM »
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BREAKING: Large explosions heard at NATO command headquarters at Kabul International airport. -MM
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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 08:52:04 PM »
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BREAKING: @sharifsahak: #BOMBING Sources from inside #Kabul airport confirming some militants firing from high building shooting at airport
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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2013, 08:53:08 PM »
Explosions and gunfire heard near Kabul airport
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Suspected militants have launched an attack close to the main airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security forces say.

Witnesses reported the sound of explosions and gunfire coming from the airport shortly after dawn.

It is not known if there are any casualties.

The airport is home to a large Nato-led military base. One report said the US embassy in Kabul had sounded its "duck and cover" alarm.

The embassy also announced on loudspeakers that the alarm was not a drill, AFP news agency said.

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22837221

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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013, 08:54:03 PM »
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RIGHT NOW: @sharifsahak: Counter narcotic building which is located to the north of the Kabul airport also under attack.
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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2013, 08:57:24 PM »
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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2013, 08:58:30 PM »
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BREAKING UPDATE: @ISAFmedia: Shelter in Place lifted, Camp Lockdown still in effect at ISAF HQ


This is unconfirmed at present.
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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2013, 09:11:00 PM »
Looks like I have the same *friends* at twitter...no one is reporting this except for the few mentioned above.....will keep watching to see if this is a full scale attack..

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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2013, 09:12:50 PM »
Thanks! It is late here and I need some sleep!  :patriot:
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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2013, 09:22:29 PM »

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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2013, 09:24:42 PM »

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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2013, 09:56:21 PM »
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57588419/explosions-hit-nato-headquarters-at-kabul-airport/

 CBS/AP/ June 9, 2013, 9:17 PM
Explosions heard at Kabul military airport

   

KABUL, Afghanistan Large explosions are being heard coming from the military side of Kabul international airport, which houses a NATO facilities.

The explosions and gunfire began about 4:30 a.m. Monday. Some reports said that the explosions hit NATO headquarters, but an ISAF spokesman rejected that report.

Kabul police spokesman, Hashmat Stanikzai, told CBS News' Ahmad Mukhtar that a group of insurgents took position in one of the buildings under construction to target the airport and other facilities. It is unclear if the NATO headquarters in the vicinity were hit or even targeted.

The U.S.-led NATO coalition's Joint Command headquarters at the airport runs the day-to-day operations of the nearly 12-year-old war against an insurgency in Afghanistan. The airport's military side is also used for NATO transport and other aircraft.

This is a developing story.

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Re: Breaking: US Airbase in Kabul Attacked.
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2013, 02:02:54 PM »
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