A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO base in southern Afghanistan just hours after a visit by the US defence secretary on Thursday, killing an American soldier and two civilians.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks to troops during a visit to Kandahar Airfield on December 13, 2012. A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO airbase in southern Afghanistan just hours after the US Defence Secretary left Thursday, killing an American soldier and two civilians, officials said.
The death of the US soldier and the wounding of three others in the blast was announced by Pentagon chief Leon Panetta at a press conference in Kabul with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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