As the attacks continue by Afghan insurgents onto NATO personnel, a rocket attack on a US air base in Afghanistan has damaged the plane of America's top military officer General Martin Dempsey while he was on a visit there. This older footage shows General Dempsey visiting US soldiers on a previous visit.
A statement from Nato's, Isaf force said shrapnel from "an indirect fire round" had damaged the plane as well as a Nato helicopter. Two men were also slightly injured. It was confirmed the general was nowhere near the aircraft and we think it was a lucky shot," a Nato spokesman is quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.
Gen Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, was at the US base to discuss the rise of so called "green on blue" killings following the death of a NATO soldier on Sunday who was shot dead by an Afghan wearing a police uniform. Which takes the death toll up to ten, of US personnel, who have murdered by the Taliban in the past two weeks.
Written and presented by Ann Salter