Suicide Bomber Strikes Near Defense Secretary Gates

By Jennifer Parker

Dec 4, 2007 8:08am

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz Reports: A suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan Tuesday struck near Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is in Afghanistan for talks with President Hamid Karzai and other officials.

The suicide bomb went off on the same airport road Gates was on, within 20 minutes of Secretary Gates’ convoy, a U.S. official tells ABC News.

The Associated Press reports the bomber struck a two-vehicle convoy belonging to NATO’s International Security Assistance Force near the city’s airport. There were no casualties in the NATO convoy, however the blast wounding civilians passing nearby.

A suicide bomber also struck the last time Vice President Dick Cheney visited Afghanistan.

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