Saturday, August 8

Fog of War in Afghanistan: Confusion about the attack on a U.S. base

Gunmen Attack NATO Base Near Kabul International Airport
Saturday, 08 August 2015 09:45 Last Updated on Saturday, 08 August 2015 10:45
By Sonil Haidari, TOLOnews:
Two gunmen attacked a NATO base near Kabul International Airport late Friday, killing a Resolute Support service member, RS mission said in a statement.
"A Resolute Support service member was killed during an attack on a coalition facility in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 7, 2015," the statement said.
The statement added that a coalition facility (Camp Integrity) was attacked at 10:15pm on Fiday. One Resolute Support service member and two insurgent attackers were killed. 
"We are gathering further information."
However, the statement did not provide the identity of the service member.
The Afghan local security officials have not yet commented on the attack.
The first report I heard about the attack was on the radio last night from CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr; she said this was the third large complex attack on Friday in Afghanistan. 

Two gunmen doesn't sound like a large complex attack. But still no word on whether the shootout or whatever has ended.  Also, earlier reports described Camp Integrity as a U.S. Special Operations forces base, although I suppose that could also be called a NATO base.   

Fog of war.  Anyhow, I have updated my first post on the attack with the above news.  


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