Four killed in blast in US airbase in Afghanistan

At least four persons were killed and 14 injured in a blast inside Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Parwan early on Saturday, sources said.

“An explosive device detonated on Bagram Airfield resulting in multiple casualties. We will provide updates as appropriate,” Xinhua news agency quoted the NATO-led Resolute Support as saying in a statement.

The Bagram Airfield, about 50 km north of Kabul, has been serving as a main US military base in Afghanistan over the past 15 years.

Earlier on Saturday, a provincial government spokesman told Xinhua that the nature of the blast was a suicide bombing.

“The initial probe found that a man disguised as a daily worker made his way to pass the first checkpoint of the base and detonated his explosive jacket inflicting casualties,” spokesman Wahid Seddiqi said.

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