27 Feb 2007

PR# 2007-135

Suicide attack at Bagram Airfield kills, injures Afghan and military personnel

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber detonated explosives at the entry gate here at approximately 10:30 today, killing and injuring a number of Afghan and military personnel. Initial reports indicate that four people were killed in the blast, to include the suicide bomber.

Approximately 23 people were injured in the attack and are being treated at Bagram Medical Treatment Facility. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.

“Once again extremists have resorted to immoral acts of violence against innocent Afghans and the international forces that are here to protect them,” said Col. Tom Collins, ISAF Spokesperson. “The extremists’ vision for Afghanistan is simply one of murder and mayhem.”

The incident is currently under investigation.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/