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US VP Cheney targeted in Taliban attack at Bagram base in Afghanistan

Posted By Director On February 27, 2007 @ 1:11 am In International Terror | Comments Disabled

27 February 2007: A “suicide bomber” attacked the Bagram Airforce base Monday while US VP Dick Cheney was present, reportedly killing 10 people, including at least one US soldier. The Vice President, however, protected by layers of security already in place at the base, was not affected or hurt in the blast. According to Taliban spokesman Mullah Hayat KHAN, the bomber knew the Vice President was present at the base and was targeting him specifically. Previous open-source reports also cite a purported Taliban spokesman identified as Qari Mohammad Yousef AHMADI claiming that the bomber was Abdul RAHIM, an Afghan national from Logar province.

Based on an analysis of several reports, the attacker attempted entry into the base; failing that, he set off his bomb between the main gate and a securityy checkpoint beyond the primary gate. About an hour before the attack, Cheney met with US soldiers stationed at the base and had breakfast with them.

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