A suicide bomber attacked a U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday in a failed attempt to blow up Vice President Dick Cheney. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, which killed between nine and 14 people.


BBC:

The Taliban said they carried out the attack and that the attacker was trying to get to Mr. Cheney, who was on an unannounced visit to the region.

A U.S. spokesman described it as a “direct attack” on the base, which was put on red alert for a while.

Mr. Cheney was said to be safely inside the compound at the time.

He described hearing a “loud boom” and told reporters he had been briefly moved to a bomb shelter.

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