Two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday in a rare rocket attack on Bagram Air Base, the main US airbase in the country.
In addition to the two killed, the attack on Bagram, which lies 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of Kabul, left six personnel wounded who were transported to a US medical facility nearby. It remains unclear whether there were any civilian casualties among those living near the base.
Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack. The two deaths rais the number of US forces killed in Afghanistan this year to 80. There are now 56,000 US troops in the country.