BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. special operations forces have come under fire twice in the last two days from unknown assailants armed with rockets and rocket-propelled grenades, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.
The most recent attack involved four rockets and occurred early Thursday outside Gardez in the southeastern Paktia province, said Col. Roger King at Bagram Air Base, the U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan.
One rocket struck about 440 yards north of the American position. The other three landed in a nearby village, but there were no reported casualties, King said.
On Wednesday, a convoy of U.S. special operations forces was moving through the northeastern Kunar province when it came under fire from three rocket-propelled grenades, King said.
Two of the grenades were duds and the other caused no harm when it exploded.
Also Wednesday, another special operations team working in Dehrawud discovered a weapons cache that included more than 700 mortar rounds, rockets, assault rifles, grenades, rocket-propelled grenades and a Russian grenade launcher, King said.
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