Transcript for Chuck Hagel's First Trip as Defense Secretary Marred by Violence
In the meantime, the bold and deadly message sent to e new defense secretary chuck hagel, a pair of deadly suicide bombings with a message attached. Muhammad lila reporting. Reporter: The attacks sent ambulances rushing to the scene and nearby military bases into lockdown. "I saw dead bodies and wounded man said. A suicide bomber on a bicycle struck right at the gat of the afghan ministry of defense. One of the most heavily guarded buildings in the country. Five civilians were killed. The explosion so powerful, this wall littered with holes. Barely a mile away, chuck hagel was away from any danger, his first visit to afghan as the new secretary of defense. In a statement, this attack was a message to him. I have been in war. You know, I shouldn't be surprised when a bomb goes off. Reporter: Hagel's visit comes as the military prepares to drawdown its remaining 60,000 troops still in afghanistan. A challenge that becomes a little bit harder with every deadly attack like this. Muhammad lila, abc news, islamabad.
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