Al Jazeera: Before there was Guantanamo, there was Bagram, a US detention site near its giant airbase in Afghanistan, which came to be synonymous with torture and prisoner abuse. But when the US relinquished control of the prison, now called Parwan Detention Facility, to Afghan security forces in December 2014, Washington renounced responsibility for the men once held there. “The Bagram prison was a melting pot
Ayaz Gul VOA News September 6, 2017 ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber blew himself up just outside the U.S.-controlled Bagram military airbase in Afghanistan, causing “a small number of casualties,” Afghan and U.S. officials said. The attack occurred Wednesday evening at an entrance to the airbase, located in Parwan province about 60 kilometers north of Kabul,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 20, 2017 An Afghan official says eight Afghan security guards have been killed by gunmen who opened fire on them in the northern province of Parwan. Two others were wounded, Bagram district Governor Abdul Shokoor Qudosi said. The guards from Bagram air base were killed when their vehicle was attacked
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 14, 2016 An Afghan official says the suicide bomber who killed four Americans inside the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan was a former Taliban member working there. The attacker was identified as Qari Enayatullah, a resident of Laghmani village of Bagram district, district governor Haji Abdul Shukur Quddusi said
Tolo News: The Independent Human Rights Commission on Saturday said more than 150 children and teenagers are imprisoned in Bagram prison on charges of anti-national and foreign security crimes. Abdullah Abid, child rights protection officer of the commission, said the children and teenagers should be freed and should be sent to juvenile training centers. Click here
VOA News Ayaz Gul May 21, 2016 ISLAMABAD—The NATO-led military coalition in Afghanistan says a suicide bomber struck one of its vehicles north of Kabul Saturday, but caused no casualties to its personnel. The attack occurred in Bagram district, which hosts the largest U.S. military airbase in Afghanistan, some 55 kilometers from the Afghan capital.
The ACLU sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on Thursday for documents related to its inspection of a CIA black site in 2002. According to the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report, which was declassified in 2014, officers from the BOP conducted a detailed assessment of the infamous detention center known
Press TV March 29, 2016 A US Air Force F-16 fighter jet has crashed at the Bagram Air Base outside Kabul, Afghanistan, says the Pentagon. According to Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook, the incident took place on Tuesday while the plane was taking off. He added that the pilot was able to eject before the