Sunday, 16 September 2012

Six AV-8B Harrier Harrier Jump Jets of United States Marine Corps Destroyed in Taliban Attack

Two Marines of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) are dead and many more were wounded in an attack on Camp Bastion/ Camp Leatherneck  in southern Afghanistan by the Taliban militants who were dressed in U.S. Army uniforms. Marines were able to respond quickly and killed around 15 Talibans militants which were armed with rocket propelled grenades and small arms.

ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) spokesperson James Graybeal has said soldiers died "following an insider attack involving Afghan police."
This attack has resulted in major damage to the aircraft hangar and atleast six of the eight AV-8B Harrier Harrier Jump Jets at the base were destroyed. British Prince Harry is stationed at the base with his Apache AH-64 attack helicopter.

Attack started with an Afghan wearing an Afghan police uniform fatally shot two Marines  at the checkpoint.
The Taliban militants were able to breach the camp's outer security perimeter under the cover fire from theautomatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and mortars just after 10 p.m.. They were able to set on fire six out of eight Harrier jump jets and damaging the other two. Militants were also able to damage 6 aircraft hangers and destroyed 6 refueling stations.

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