Menu
Share
Share this story
Close X
 
Switch to Desktop Site

For the record (4)

Afghan guerrillas set fire to the Soviet air base north of Kabul last week, detonating ammunition and fuel and forcing Russian jet fighters and helicopters to flee the flames, a Western diplomat said. The attack was one of several incidents marking the anniversary of the death of Abdul Najib Kalakani. Afghan authorities executed Kalakani last year because his 3,000-strong rebel band -- the Sama -- was assassinati ng Russians and had roused the people of Kabul to rise up.