Afghan bomber targets U.S. base

A vehicle driven by a suicide bomber exploded at the gate of a major U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan on Dec. 27, killing the attacker and three Afghans, Afghan police said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 24, 2014 file photo, Afghan police officers stand guard outside of Kabul police headquarters, where a an American contractor was killed, in Kabul, Afghanistan. On Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, the Interior Ministry said a policewoman, identified as Sgt. Nargas, who shot and killed 49-year-old Joseph Griffin in Kabul on Monday, was a native Iranian who came to Afghanistan and displayed "unstable behavior" but had no known links to militants. It was the first such shooting by a woman in the spate of insider attacks. On Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, a suicide bombing at the gate of a major U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan killed the attacker and three Afghans, Afghan police said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. NATO forces and foreign civilians have also been increasingly attacked by rogue Afghan military and police, eroding trust between the allies. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

Afghan policemen and fire fighters investigate the scene of a burning market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Hundreds of shops at a market were burnt in a fire, but no causalities were reported. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

Afghan policemen and fire fighters investigate the scene of a burning market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Hundreds of shops at a market were burnt in a fire, but no causalities were reported. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, shakes hands with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, right, during their joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrive for their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

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