posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:28 AM
Here is another source
Article: Suicide bombing in Kabul kills nine people during Hagel visit
5 hrs ago
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Defence Ministry gate in Kabul on Saturday killing nine civilians during a visit to
Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, underlining the insurgent threat as NATO troops prepare to leave.
Hagel was nowhere near the explosion, said a spokesman for Afghanistan's NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). A U.S. defense
official said Hagel was in a safe location at an ISAF facility.
The Taliban are saying they are the ones who bombed the DM
These people want NATO troops out now I say let them have their way.
Of course I realize they never ask US led NATO to be there but if they don't want us there then
lets get out ASAP
Just found this updated report:
"This attack was a message to him," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in an email to reporters.
Pentagon spokesman George Little said Hagel was in a briefing at a U.S.-led military coalition facility in another part of the city when the explosion
occurred. He said the briefing continued without interruption
Aparently the reporters who travled with Mr Hagel, were in the DM building when the bomb went off.
They were taken to safety elsewhere in the building.
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