Rocket Hits General Dempsey Plane in Bagram Air Base

KABUL, Afghanistan – International Security Assistance Force can confirm that shrapnel from an indirect fire round at Bagram Air Base damaged the military aircraft that brought Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to Afghanistan. The round was one of two that impacted Bagram last night. An ISAF helicopter was also damaged. Gen. Dempsey, the U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in Afghanistan visiting senior ISAF and Afghan officials. The chairman was in his room at the time of the incident and was unharmed. Due to some exterior damage to Gen. Dempsey’s aircraft, he left Afghanistan on a different military plane.

Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Kurtz reports from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, where an insurgent rocket attack has injured two airmen and damaged a C-17 aircraft that had been used to transport Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Gen. Martin Dempsey.

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