Rocket attack against the airport in Mazar-e Sharif. More than 100 Norwegian soldiers are stationed in the camp Camp Nidaros, which is adjacent to the airport. After the AP has learned, the three rockets have struck down not far from the runway.
- The rockets struck at the opposite end of the runway in relation to how the Norwegian camp is, "says communications director at the Armed Forces Operational Headquarters (FOH), Colonel Petter Lindqvist, VG, darkfall online gold, Nett.
No one should have been wounded in rocket attack. The attack should not have caused major damage to the airport, which is used by Norwegian soldiers on their way to or from Afghanistan.
The airport was expanded last year, and is one of the most modern in Afghanistan. In addition to the military activity, there are also a number of scheduled flights from, wow cheap power leveling, Mazar-e Sharif.
It is also likely in Norwegian transport aircraft will be stationed from next summer.
- It happens regularly that rockets knocked down around the camps in Afghanistan because those who shoot missiles can not hit very well. The soldiers did not notice so much for this, and it was not considered particularly dramatic, "said Lindqvist.
Mazar-e, global agenda powerleveling, Sharif, Northern Afghanistan's largest city and is regarded as perhaps the safest large cities in war-torn country. Already in July, Afghan security forces and the governor Atta Mohammed Noor is scheduled to take over responsibility for security in the city.
But after the attack against the UN compound in April, where, among other things, the Norwegian UN observer Siri Skare was killed, has been critical of several of the local security forces in the city is ready to take over responsibility for security.
ALSO READ: Faremo sounds the alarm about the Norwegian UN Security
- The perception I have is that these attacks are a result of generally higher activity among insurgents in northern Afghanistan in the last three years. From time to time frames, this also places where it is traditionally very quiet. There has been noticed also in Mazar-e Sharif, "said Lindqvist.
Get the latest news about the Norwegian soldiers in international operations, join the Facebook group VG Norway for War!