U.S. Embassy in Kabul Attacked by Suicide Car Bomber

The attack was directed against an American convoy of Westerners gathering at the embassy for Thanksgiving.

Kabul police chief Mohammad Ayub Salangi said one person was killed and six wounded in the attack, about 200 yards from the entrance.

Police officer Abdul Manan said the attack appeared to have been with a suicide car bomb.

The U.S. Embassy was hosting a Thanksgiving Day footrace, and Americans and other Westerners were entering the embassy compound at the time of the explosion.

There’s no reason to believe this is connected to the events in India, but, along with the alerts in the UK and New York, is a reminder that the War on Terror is far from over.

Drew’s earlier warning about initial reports of terror attacks stands. In fact, there are already conflicting reports about how many were killed. Unlike the Mumbai attack, this seems to be a single incident.

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~ by Gabriel Malor on November 26, 2008.

 
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