Occupiers' base in Kandahar attacked
Sun, 23 May 2010
On Saturday evening, five rockets were fired into the NATO base in the southern province of Kandahar, pushing all personnel into security lock-down and leaving a number of soldiers injured.
Fired before 9:00 p.m. (1630 GMT), the rockets hit near a shopping strip while one landed near a helicopter landing zone, AFP quoted Afghan contractors at the base as saying.
A spokesman for the US-led troops said the gunmen also made an attempt to break into the base on the north side, where they faced strong return fire.
The attack inflicted injuries on a number of foreign military personnel and civilian workers, but there are no confirmed fatalities, he added.