US Army SPC Andy Le of 82nd Airborne Division at camp Clark in Madozai district, Khost province, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2011 (image credit Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty)
Washington, DC (AP via Military Times) -- Coalition military authorities in Afghanistan on Saturday said the insurgents who attacked a British airfield in southwestern Afghanistan on Friday, killing two U.S. Marines, wore U.S. Army uniforms and destroyed six Harrier fighter jets.
Coalition officials said in a statement that about 15 insurgents carried out the attack, describing the attack as well coordinated by insurgents who were "well equipped, trained and rehearsed." Fourteen of the 15 were killed; one was captured.
Officials said attackers penetrated the base's perimeter and were armed with automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests. Militants also destroyed three refueling stations on the base and damaged six aircraft hangars, coalition officials said.
Coalition authorities have not yet released the names of the fallen Marines. Eight other coalition service members and one civilian contractor were also injured in the assault.