The U-S military says a lone gunman opened fire on U-S forces at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan early today (Wednesday) amid increased security for ceremonies marking the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
A military spokeswoman says no one was injured in the incident and that U-S forces have detained the gunman - an Afghan national - for questioning.
Bagram Air Base, outside Kabul, is the main base for an estimated seven thousand U-S forces in Afghanistan hunting for remnants of the al-Qaida terrorist network and their Taleban supporters.
Elsewhere in the region, the Afghan Islamic Press says at least four rockets were fired at a U-S Special Forces base near the eastern Afghan towns of Khost and Gardez. No casualties were reported. The report by the Pakistan-based news agency has not been independently confirmed.