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Three Injured in Suicide Attack at Bagram Airfield

American Forces Press Service

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, March 4, 2009 РThree contractors suffered minor injuries in a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack this afternoon near Bagram Airfield, Combined Joint Task Force 101 officials said today.

The attack occurred outside the perimeter of the base when a vehicle exploded near an entry control point. The driver, who was carrying explosives, abandoned the vehicle before it detonated. The explosive he was carrying detonated as he ran away from the vehicle. The attacker was killed in the second explosion. It is unknown if there were additional personnel in the vehicle.

No military or Afghan civilian casualties have been reported.

The injured contractors are being treated in the hospital on base.

(From a Combined Joint Task Force 101 news release.)

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