A U.S. official says an insurgent attack on a British air base in southern Afghanistan has killed two American Marines and wounded several troops.
The official says the attack at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan’s Helmand province involved a range of insurgent weaponry, possibly including mortars, rockets or rocket-propelled grenades, as well as small arms fire.
The Guardian has more details.
The coalition base comprises the British Camp Bastion and the American Camp Leatherneck, and accommodates more than 21,000 people.
Camp Leatherneck itself, which was built to cope with the extra US troops, measures 13 sq miles. British troops are understood to provide security for the main runway on the American camp.
Rockets and mortar were fired from outside, damaging buildings and aircraft. As well as the deaths, a number have been reported wounded.
The forces said Bastion had not been breached. (Read More)
If I hear anyone blame this on that stupid video I might scream.
Update: The Other McCain has more on this as well as other grim headlines from the day.
Oh, and there’s this via Breitbart – Obama in 2007 saying how the Muslims would start to love us as soon as he was inaugurated. We’re seeing how that’s working out.