The US military has destroyed two bunker-busting bunkers at the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, US officials said on Tuesday.
The bunkers, which were constructed with bunker-boring material, were destroyed in a joint operation between the US Army and the Afghan Air Force, the US Air Force said in a statement.
The two bunkers were constructed by the US Department of Defense’s Office of Security Assistance and Communications.
The Bagram Base, also known as Bagram E, is a key base for the US and Afghan forces, and is used for the support of special forces in the fight against the Taliban.
It has also been used for military operations against the Islamic State group.
In September, Afghan forces recaptured the base, which had been used by the Taliban to launch attacks against coalition forces.
US President Donald Trump said the US would keep the base in Afghanistan until Afghan forces are able to secure it.
The announcement comes after a series of incidents at Bagram, which has been used as a staging ground for the military operations of the Afghan government against the militants.
In late March, the Taliban announced it had launched a new attack on the base and claimed it was carrying out a suicide bombing.
It later said the attack was carried out by the Afghan security forces.
On Sunday, the group claimed responsibility for an attack on a nearby police station that killed five policemen.