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Report: Bomb Blast Kills Seven in Kabul After Obama's Departure

May 2, 2012

A suicide bomber killed seven people and hospitalized at least 18—including several children—roughly two hours after President Obama left Afghanistan air space on Wednesday, The New York Times reported.

The blast was apparently part of a larger attack, which witnesses say included several explosions and small arms fire, all of which occurred after Obama’s departure, The Times reported.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a “message” to Obama, who made an unscheduled visit to Afghanistan to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, sign a strategic agreement and speak on the relationship between the two countries on Tuesday.

 

The bomb exploded at Green Village, a compound in eastern Kabul that houses foreigners, including diplomats, United Nations employees and private security guards. Those killed were all Afghans, including some civilians.

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