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A Rocket Attack. Two Narratives. This Is What Happened

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The New York Times, 12 May 2020

“When 16 rockets were fired at a small American base in southern Afghanistan last fall, the Taliban trumpeted the attack as a blood bath, claiming they had killed “tens” of Americans. The U.S.-led mission in Kabul downplayed it. (….) The rockets were inaccurate and injured two Afghan civilians, [it] said.

As has occurred in past conflicting accounts about fighting in Afghanistan, both the Taliban and the American military statements were not true. Eleven people, including nine Americans, were wounded on the base in Lashkar Gah…”