Blast targets CIA base in Afghanistan

The attack happened outside a base where in December a Jordanian man killed seven CIA agents and contractors and a Jordanian intelligence officer in a suicide blast.

Blast targets CIA base in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber struck outside a CIA base in in the southeastern Afghan town of Khost on Monday, killing one civilian and wounding two privately employed guards, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.

The attack happened outside a base where in December a Jordanian man killed seven CIA agents and contractors and a Jordanian intelligence officer in a suicide blast.

A helicopter was seen hovering above the site of Monday's attack which was cordoned off by foreign forces.

The Taliban claimed responsibility after the incident

A spokesman for the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the bomber used a car laden with a huge quantity of explosives in the blast.

In a separate incident, the Interior Ministry said seven civilians were killed and 14 wounded by a roadside bomb that hit a van packed with passengers late on Sunday in nearby Paktia province.

Provincial police officer Dastagir Rustamyar said another blast hit a car in Paktia on Monday. He had no further details

Agencies

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