Military officials say that four US soldiers were killed today in an attack against Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The four died of “indirect fire” in an apparent mortar hit against the site.
Details are scarce on the latest killings, which come as NATO is emphasizing that they have “transitioned” into the Afghan military taking the lead in all operations. Indeed the casualty levels among Afghan forces have been soaring.
Still, that and the start of peace talks doesn’t mean the fighting is really over, and attacks on US and foreign troops are likely to still be a popular strategy among insurgent fighters in the absence of any sort of deal.
Bagram remains one of the largest bases of occupation forces in Afghanistan. The site is primarily known for the Parwan Detention Center, which continues to house a number of detainees held without charges.
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