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Publish Date: 12:16 - 20 June 2017
TEHRAN, June 20, YJC - Unidentified gunmen have attacked Afghan troops working at the largest US military base in Afghanistan, killing eight.

8 killed in attack near US base in Afghanistan

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The attack occurred near the Bagram Airbase in Shah Kah Village on Monday night, also injuring two Afghan forces. The

The incident reportedly took place when a group of troops were on their way to work, Tolo News reported.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. But both Taliban and Daesh militant groups are active in Afghanistan.

On Sunday, Taliban militants staged a deadly two-phase attack on a police headquarters in Gardez City, the capital of Paktia Province. Two police officers were killed and five others were wounded in that attack.


Afghanistan has been gripped by insecurity since the United States and its allies invaded the country in 2001. Many parts of the country remain plagued by militancy despite the presence of foreign troops.

During the past 16 years, the Taliban militants have been conducting attacks across the country, killing, wounding, and displacing civilians.

In addition, the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group, which is mainly active in Syria and Iraq, has more recently managed to take recruits from Afghan Taliban defectors. Daesh militants are now launching attacks of their own on Afghan soil.

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