December 26th, 2012
02:25 AM ET

Car bomb hits near U.S. base in Afghanistan

A car bomber hit outside a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing three people and leaving civilians injured, authorities said.

The blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies, according to Abdul Qayoom Baqizoy, the provincial police chief.

Six civilians suffered injuries, he said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred after a minibus stopped at the gate for a security check.

In an e-mail, a spokesman for the terror group said the attack was conducted "when American soldiers were busy searching their Afghan servants" at the gate of the base.

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  1. Down with tornadoes!

    I see someone in charge of security is letting in the natives behind the walls.
    Ooopsie! Better fire that person quick before everyone is killed in a massacree!

    December 26, 2012 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ hi teckh, why do they NEED to improve their technology? The tried and true seems to still be working just fine for them obviously!

    December 26, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Oopr sorry, meant tech not teckh.

    December 26, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. advanced technology

    Advanced anti-car bomb technology hasnt't been able to keep pace with advancements made in Al Quida car bomb technologies made over the past 30 years.
    It's as if Al Quida has a better financed research and development program than their enemies do.

    December 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Our presence on that far off land of theirs is the problem. No matter how one tries to spin the folly of invasion and occupation.
    Patting ourselves on the back untiringly while we get ourselves deeper into troubles of our own making is the costly habit we need to shun.

    December 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cindy

    Another sad story.

    December 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |