Police: Bomb Kills 7 People Near U.S. Base In Afghanistan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Seven people are dead and 21 wounded in a suicide attack outside a U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan.

It's same area where militants stormed government buildings the day before.

The second day of militant attacks in Khost, a city within sight of the tumultuous border with Pakistan, comes as the U.S. makes leadership changes in Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama replaced the general in charge of the effort and installed a new ambassador.

The administration hopes the leadership shakeup will help reverse the militants' momentum.

Police say a vehicle drove up to the first gate outside Camp Salerno, on the edge of Khost city, and exploded.

U.S. forces confirmed the attack, saying four Afghan security guards are among the dead, but there were no casualties among international troops.

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