Khost suicide bombing

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CIA Ignored Warning of Bomber at Base

Double agent killed 7 agency workers in Afghanistan last year

(Newser) - Another case of ignored intelligence, this time with deadly consequences for seven CIA employees. Weeks before a supposed al-Qaeda informant detonated a suicide vest inside an American base in Khost, Afghanistan, the agency had been tipped off that he was a double agent plotting a trap, reports the New York ... More »

CIA Thought Double Agent Was Key to al-Qaeda

Balawi was agency's best hope in years

(Newser) - The CIA was more optimistic than they had been in years about finding al-Qaeda's leaders—until their Jordanian double agent turned out to be a triple agent, officials say. Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi—who killed seven CIA operatives and one Jordanian when he blew up himself up last week—established... More »

CIA Base Chief Among 7 Killed in Afghan Blast

Suicide bomber may have been invited as potential informant

(Newser) - Among the seven CIA employees and contractors killed in yesterday's suicide bombing in Afghanistan was the agency's chief officer at the post. One former intelligence official called the attack "devastating" to the CIA's operations in the country. "There was some tremendous talent lost," the official tells the... More »

Afghan Suicide Bomb Killed CIA Employees

Sources ID victims as agents, contractors

(Newser) - The complex in eastern Afghanistan where a suicide bomber struck today was a CIA facility, and the eight people killed were agents and contractors, a source tells ABC . Government officials refused to give specifics about the victims because relatives were still being notified. The attack, in Khost province near the... More »

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