China Blamed For Lasers Pointed At US Aircraft

Posted on May 4, 2018

The Pentagon said it had asked China to investigate what it called “very serious incidents”. It said people at the east African base had been shining military-grade lasers at US pilots coming in to land. In one case, two pilots on a cargo plane suffered minor eye injuries, officials said. The US has a military base in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, which is used for counter terrorism operations in Africa and the Middle East.
Last year, China opened its first overseas military base only a few kilometres from the US facility

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