Taliban Takes Credit for Poisoning Food at Forward Operating Base Torkham
The Taliban took credit today for poisoning the food at Forward Operating Base Torkham in Afghanistan.
The Taliban also claimed Monday to be behind the poisoning of food at a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Torkham, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. It too was a retaliatory attack, the group said.
ISAF confirmed that food at the base appeared to have been contaminated over the weekend, though it was unclear if it was deliberate.
“Nobody got sick. An Afghan dining facility worker came to his leaders at the FOB and said that something had been poisoned,” Maj. David Eastburn, an ISAF spokesman, said.
“The dining facility was shut down and we brought in environmental health, who found traces of chlorine bleach in the coffee and fruit. Soldiers are now eating pre-prepared rations and no one was affected. There is a full investigation that is narrowing down who was responsible.”