The Taliban has launched a surprise attack on the airbase in Bagram, one of the largest in Afghanistan. The attack has left ten militants and no NATO or Afghan troops dead.
The attack on Bagram air base, about an hour’s drive north of Kabul, continued into daylight with sporadic fire of rockets and small arms outside. One rocket landed inside the base, causing minor damage, but no insurgents managed to get inside Bagram, according to NATO.
The media is calling the attack “brazen.” Surely it is, but it was far from successful. This failure of an attack goes to show that the Taliban’s reach is not absolute and in a head-to-head matchup with NATO troops, the Taliban regularly loses.