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Rocket attack on US air base in Afghanistan

Nobody was injured in the attack on Bagram Airfield, according to NATO-led forces. ISIS has reportedly claimed responsibility.
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ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.S. airbase in Afghanistan Thursday, according to multiple reports. The five rockets did not result in injuries at Bagram Airfield, according to NATO-led forces. The attack is under investigation.

It happened one day after Afghanistan released 100 Taliban prisoners, claiming they were among 5,000 detainees to be freed under a deal between insurgents and the U.S. The Taliban said, however, they have yet to verify those released were on the list they handed over to Washington during negotiations.

The prisoner release is a critical first step to intra-Afghan negotiations aimed at bringing an end to decades of war in Afghanistan. The U.S.-Taliban deal signed in February also calls for the Taliban to free 1,000 government personnel they hold hostage.

Jawed Faisal, spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Security adviser, said the 100 were released from the base in Bagram, near Kabul, on Wednesday.

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