Daish claimed responsibility for the five rockets that attacked Afghanistan ’s main U.S. air force base on Thursday.
The attack took place a few weeks after the Taliban and the United States reached an agreement requiring the withdrawal of international troops led by the United States in exchange for Taliban security assurances. The agreement did not include Daesh.
“Five rockets were fired at Bagram airfield early this morning,” the NATO-led mission, Resolute Support, said on Twitter, referring to the main US air base in Afghanistan, north of Kabul.
“There were no casualties.”
Daesh said in a statement on social media that their fighters had targeted a helicopter landing pad at Bagram.
A Taliban spokesperson said on Twitter that his organization was not behind the attack.
Daesh ’s Afghan branch (ISIS-K), named after the region ’s old name, first appeared in eastern Afghanistan in 2014 and has since invaded other regions, especially the northern region.
The US military estimates their strength to be 2,000 soldiers. Some Afghan officials estimate that this number is higher.
Da’eshah militants fighting foreign and Afghan government forces and the Taliban have carried out some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan’s urban centers in recent years.
As part of an agreement with the United States, the Taliban has promised to negotiate peace with the Afghan government supported by the United States, but little progress has been made.