Taliban launch spring offensive with rocket attack on U.S. base

April 24, 2015 11:18 AM

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KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents shot rockets onto a U.S. base outside Kabul and targeted Afghan government buildings in a provincial capital on Friday, as they officially launched their spring offensive in a year that has already seen fierce fighting.

This year's fighting season is expected to be intense after NATO forces ended their 13-year combat mission in December.

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