Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan is attacked by car bomb

At least 80 people were wounded and a woman was killed in a car bombing and subsequent attack by gunmen at the largest United States military base in Afghanistan.

Armed attackers on Wednesday set off a car bomb and penetrated Bagram Air Base, the largest United States military base in Afghanistan, killing at least one person and wounding at least 80, officials said.

The attack on the base — which President Trump had recently visited — came as peace talks resumed between American officials and Taliban representatives in Doha, Qatar’s capital.

A vehicle laden with explosives targeted the southern part of the base, the site of a medical facility that was under construction. Several attackers then entered the base, engaging in a firefight with Afghan and coalition forces. 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on the base, which is north of Kabul, the capital.

Officials say that both sides are talking about ways to decrease of violence, reach a possible cease-fire and pave the way for talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

                                                 

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