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Suicide bomber strikes at Afghanistan base used by CIA

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Suicide bomber strikes at Afghanistan base used by CIA


Three people were killed after a lone suicide bomber struck at a US base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday.

But authorities say the attacker did not get breach its perimeter of the base.

The Afghan Taliban has claimed its bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives to the base in Khost, 150 kilometres from the capital Kabul.

Eyewitness Anwarullah Khan said: “There was a big bang which wounded some people. I don’t know the exact number of wounded but it was really powerful.”

The base is believed to be used by the CIA.

A suicide attack there three years ago killed eight intelligence officers.

Wednesday’s blast comes as NATO-led troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014.

The three dead where Afghan civilians.

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