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Gunmen kill eight Afghan guards at Bagram base

KABUL: Taliban gunmen have killed eight Afghan guards working at the largest American base in Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday, as the US appears set to boost its troop presence in the country. The guards were ambushed near Bagram base north of Kabul as they were driving home in a convoy late Monday, said district governor Abdul Shakoor Quddusi. "They were all local residents serving as guards at Bagram," he said, adding that two other guards were wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack,…