(Newsroom America) -- About 15 insurgents who infiltrated the perimeter of Camp Bastion in Helmand province were dressed in U.S. Army uniforms and were armed with automatic rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests, according to new details released by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
Two Coalition service members were killed when insurgents attacked the base’s airfield on September 14.
ISAF said it was still early in the investigation so information was subject to change as new details become available.
The attack commenced just after 10 p.m. when approximately 15 insurgents executed a well-coordinated attack against the airfield on Camp Bastion. The insurgents, organized into three teams, penetrated at one point of the perimeter fence.
ISAF said the insurgents appeared to be well equipped, trained and rehearsed.
Dressed in U.S. Army uniforms and armed with automatic rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests, the insurgents attacked Coalition fixed and rotary wing aircraft parked on the flight line, aircraft hangars and other buildings.
Six Coalition AV-8B Harrier jets were destroyed and two were significantly damaged. Three Coalition refueling stations were also destroyed. Six soft-skin aircraft hangars were damaged to some degree.
Coalition forces engaged the insurgents, killing 14 and wounding one who was taken into custody. In addition to the two Coalition service members that were killed, nine Coalition personnel – eight military and one civilian contractor – were wounded in the attack.
None of their injuries are considered life-threatening.
ISAF said despite the damage, there will be no impact to ground or air operations from Camp Bastion. The investigation was ongoing.