Reports are coming in that the target of a suicide car bomb was forward operating base Chapman – the same facility where 7 CIA contractors and 2 others were killed in 2009 by a suicide bomber.
Casualties in Khost explosion are up to 25, mostly civilians, local officials say. The target was a US base located at a busy crossroads.
— Mujib Mashal (@MujMash) July 12, 2015
All of the dead are now thought to be Afghans, several were children.
Camp Chapman is situated in Khost province, Afghanistan, on an airstrip about 2 miles east of the city of Khost. The facility is home to CIA operators that work intelligence from drone flights and the CIA’s Special Activities Division.