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Forward Operating Base Wright in Asadabad, Afghanistan Attacked by Rocket-Propelled Grenade


An insurgent rocket sparked a huge blaze on Monday inside a US base in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, NATO and Afghan officials said. The incident occurred at Camp Wright near the provincial capital of Asadabad, destroying nine armoured vehicles, a Howitzer gun, and a water buffalo.

Forward Operating Base Wright in Asadabad, which has long been known as a hub of intelligence gathering in Kunar and a base of operations for the CIA and U.S. Special Operations Forces in the province, was attacked by Taliban Monday morning with an Rocket-Propelled Grenade. Asadabad is a mountainous region about five miles from the Pakistani border,

The RPG struck a fuel reservoir and caused a massive fire, but did not injure any coalition forces. The fire destroyed one water buffalo, nine mine resistant ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs) and a 155mm gun.

Wikipedia Asadabad, Afghanistan