Taliban Claims of Attack on Bagram Air Base During Carter Afghan Visit ‘False’

© AFP 2022 / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter addresses a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter addresses a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul - Sputnik International
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Taliban claims its fighters attacked Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan during a visit by US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter are wrong, NATO-led Operation Resolute Support announced on Friday. ‏

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US defense chief made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Friday to thank American troops for their service and meet with senior government officials.

"Taliban claims of Bagram attack are false," the mission said via its Twitter account.  "No attack of any type occurred during visit of US SECDEF [Carter]."

Some 13,000 personnel from NATO member states and partner countries are deployed in support of the Resolute Support Mission.

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