Aussies targeted in rocket attack on Afghanistan base at Tarin Kowt
From: Herald Sun
July 22, 2011 6:23PM
DIGGERS have escaped injury despite a direct hit by a rocket on their accommodation block at Australia's main Afghanistan base.
Defence officials confirmed a number of ADF troops were inside when the rocket hit, and that an Australian ally suffered concussion as a result of the blast.
Insurgents fired three rockets at the 6000-strong multinational Tarin Kowt base in the midnight raid on Tuesday, with one of the rockets finding its target.
Deputy commander in Uruzgan province Colonel David Smith said Australian forces were given time to seek cover by its C-RAM (counter-rocket, artillery and mortar) early-warning system...