Afghanistan — Rocket attack on Australian forces at Kandahar airfield

The Mul­ti-Nation­al Base at Kan­da­har Air­field in Afghanistan came under insur­gent rock­et attack late Mon­day evening.

Rock­ets struck the Kan­da­har Air­field, with one caus­ing minor dam­age to an Aus­tralian facil­i­ty. There were no Aus­tralian casu­al­ties as a result of the attack.

Deputy Com­man­der of Aus­tralian Forces in the Mid­dle East, Com­modore Roger Boyce said that Aus­tralian Forces are well pre­pared for such attacks and that the minor dam­age will have no effect on oper­a­tional capa­bil­i­ties.

“Coali­tion and Aus­tralian Forces in Kan­da­har receive occa­sion­al in-direct fire from insur­gents,” Com­modore Boyce said.

“The attacks last night caused only minor dam­age to a pro­tect­ed facil­i­ty and will have no effect on the con­ti­nu­ity of Aus­tralian and Coali­tion oper­a­tions in Kan­da­har.

“Spe­cif­ic details of the inci­dent will not be released as this would pro­vide insur­gents with infor­ma­tion to assist them in future attacks and jeop­ar­dise the lives of Aus­tralian and Coali­tion Forces in Afghanistan.”

The ADF incor­po­rates a range of pro­ce­dures that rein­force the mul­ti­ple lay­ers of phys­i­cal pro­tec­tion avail­able to our deployed forces in order to com­bat the threat of rock­et attacks.

Media con­tact: Defence Media Liai­son: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

Press release
Min­is­te­r­i­al Sup­port and Pub­lic Affairs,
Depart­ment of Defence,
Can­ber­ra, Aus­tralia

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