US top military officer's plane hit


A rocket fired on a U.S. airbase in Afghanistan early today (21st) damaged the aircraft of America's top military officer and wounded two maintenance crew according to report

Two rockets from guerillas struck the vast Bagram air field overnight, with one causing damage to the C-17 used by General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, who left the base using another plane, his spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said.

Shrapnel from the rocket struck the door of the plane while it was parked on the runway, with two American maintenance crew suffering minor injuries in the attack, Lapan said.

The attack posed no threat to the safety of Dempsey or his staff, who were asleep in their quarters at the time of the incident, officers said.


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