Czech chief of staff unharmed in attack on Kabul air base

Náčelník generálního štábu Armády České republiky Petr Pavel.

published: 11.12.2013, 10:34 | updated: 11.12.2013 10:39:54

Kabul - Czech chief of staff Petr Pavel was at the air base in Kabul at the time when a suicide bomber attacked the ISAF troops there in the morning but neither Pavel nor any Czech soldiers at the base were injured, according to CTK information.

Czech soldiers waited at the Czech logistics centre until the alarm was called off.

General Pavel then continued his planned programme.

The suicide bomber in a car attacked the German convoy entering the Northern gate to the base at the Kabul airport this morning.

The attacker died on the spot. An allied military vehicle was destroyed and the entrance to the gate was partially damaged.

None of the German soldiers was injured.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message sent by the militant group´s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid.

He said the explosives detonated by a suicide bomber in a car had damaged two German vehicles and killed or injured ten soldiers.

Taliban commonly exaggerates when referring to the number of victims of its attacks on the government or foreign targets.

One of the most significant NATO-commanded forces´ bases in Afghanistan is situated at the Kabul airport.

Attacks on the strictly protected airport and in its surroundings are relatively rare.


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