Suicide bomb hits around same time defense secretary arrives

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 9, 2013 at 11:25 AM

AFGHANISTAN (WHAS11) -- At least nine people were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan just hours after America's new defense chief arrived in the country.

It happened right outside the Afghan Defense Ministry in Kabul. A Taliban chief has claimed responsibility and says it is meant as a warning to United States Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, who is in the capitol city this weekend.

Hagel was not near the attack site, but more than a dozen civilians were wounded.

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