Taliban Militants Attack U.S. Base in Afghanistan

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Insurgents have launched an attack on one of the largest U.S.-controlled military fields in Afghanistan.

The assault on the Bagram Air Field began before sunrise Wednesday. At least 10 insurgents were killed and seven U.S. service members were wounded.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack on Bagram, which is located just north of Kabul.

Wednesday's assault is the second Taliban strike at NATO forces near the capital city in the last two days, which involved rockets and grenades. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said 20 suicide attackers were involved.

The back-to-back attacks by the insurgents show that they intend to strike at the heart of the U.S.-led mission.

Earlier this month, the Taliban made an announcement of a spring offensive named "Operation Al-Fatah" or "Victory," which would target NATO forces, foreign diplomats, contractors and Afghan government officials.

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