August 21, 2012

Gen Martin Dempsey's Plane Damaged From Rocket Attack on Bagram Air Base

Thank goodness General Dempsey wasn't harmed.

Via BBC

An insurgent rocket attack on a US air base in Afghanistan has damaged the plane of America's top military officer while he was on a visit there.

Gen Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, was not near the plane at the time but two US maintenance crew were slightly injured.

The attack happened late on Monday night at the US air base in Bagram.

He was in Afghanistan to discuss a growing number of attacks against Nato soldiers by Afghan security personnel.

Gen Dempsey had arrived on Monday in a C-17 transport aircraft which was parked at Bagram.

A statement from Nato's Isaf force said shrapnel from "an indirect fire round" had damaged the plane as well as a Nato helicopter.[More...]

What's with the BBC using lower case for NATO, ISAF? Should I now use Bbc instead of BBC for them?

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