2 U.S. Troops Killed In Base Attack In Afghanistan

10:22 PM, Sep 14, 2012   |    comments
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(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials tell CBS News than two U.S. service members were killed in an insurgent attack on an Allied air base in southern Afghanistan that has also wounded several troops.

A U.S. 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.

CBS News reports that Prince Harry is currently based at Camp Bastion on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, which is due to last four months. He has been undergoing training to fly operations in Apache attack helicopters. The 27-year-old Army captain arrived in the war-torn country last Friday, but will not have started his role yet as co-pilot gunner.

Camp Bastion is a British air base and is adjacent to Camp Leatherneck, the main base for U.S. Marines in Helmand.

A number of aircraft at the base also were hit by insurgent fire, the official said.

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