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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:41 AM
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48. Cheney unhurt in blast outside Afghan base
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan Tuesday during a visit by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, killing up to 23 people and wounding 20 more.

The Taliban claimed responsibility and said Cheney was the target.

Talking to reporters later, Cheney said he heard "a loud boom" and was informed by Secret Service agents that there had been an explosion. (Watch the scene at base where bomb went off )

He was moved briefly to a bomb shelter at the Bagram base, he said, but returned to his room "as the situation settled down."

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/02/27/cheney.afgh...
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