Three Dead In Bagram Base Attack

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Three Afghans have been killed in an attack on the Bagram air base in Afghanistan, officials have said.

Three Dead In Bagram Base Attack

Three Afghans have been killed in an attack on the Bagram air base in Afghanistan, officials have said.

Five missiles were fired into the US base, causing a fire which destroyed a Chinook helicopter, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) said.

The overnight attack also wounded a number of Isaf personnel.

It comes a day after the US military handed a nearby controversial prison over to the Afghan authorities.

The jail houses more than 3,000 Taliban fighters and terrorism suspects and has been at the centre of a number of prisoner abuse allegations.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the Bagram assault.