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Explosion at US base in Kabul kills one soldier

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KABUL — An explosion hit one of the entrances to a predominantly U.S. military base in the heart of Kabul on Saturday, hours after a separate suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan killed a U.S. service member — the first combat casualty of the year. Neither the extent of the explosion at the base, Camp Eggers, nor what caused it was immediately clear, and there were no initial reports of casualties. But the explosion, which took place around 7:30 p.m., left police and officials with the US-led military coalition scrambling to figure out what had happened. (New York Times)

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