Secretary of defense Ashton Carter confirmed the deaths of four Americans in result of the explosionthundered near the main US military base and NATO Bagram, located in Parwan province in Eastern Afghanistan. After the attack, the military is preparing for the revision of security protocols.
“A suicide bomber claimed the lives of two American soldiers and two American contractors who worked on the base, – quotes the statement of the Carter TASS. – The explosion injured one, the Polish and 16 American soldiers participating in the NATO mission”.
The head of Pentagon underlined that the USA “will investigate this tragedy, to determine the further steps needed to enhance” the level of security in the country.
“For those who committed this act of terrorism, my answer is simple. We are not going to abandon our task of protecting their homeland and assist Afghanistan in providing a secure future”, – concluded the Minister.
US troops in Afghanistan are involved in the NATO mission “Resolute support” (Resolute Support). Western experts conduct training and provide assistance to Afghan government forces.
Responsibility for the attack claimed by the Taliban.