Assignment Afghanistan: Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Lock Down at Kabul Military Base

By: Rachel Cox, KWTX
By: Rachel Cox, KWTX

Kabul, Afghanistan A scare Thursday morning at the Kabul Military Base in Afghanistan prompted an evacuation of U.S. Soldiers and civilians.

Authorities say that a suspicious vehicle near the base prompted that evacuation about 8 a.m.

The vehicle was found in the vicinity near the building where KWTX's Rachel Cox and News 3's Steve Fullhart have been staying for the past
week on assignment in Afghanistan.

Military police from the United States and another NATO country came into the living quarters, set off the fire alarm and ordered all the residents to evacuate.

After evacuating soldiers and civilians were told to stay in place on lockdown for about an hour-and-a-half before the all clear was given.

During the lockdown, a message over the loud speaker told people to stay in place until further notice and stay clear from the area in
question by at least 300 feet.

Authorities were able to locate the driver and question him before the all clear was given a short time later. The evacuation order was eventually lifted and the base returned to normal operations.

Jordanian military members run security at many areas of the base, and the French army provides assistance with an Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team when needed, according to officials.

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