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Suicide bomber attacks Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan

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BAGRAM, Afghanistan -

Update:

A senior U.S. military officer told NBC News that a man wearing a suicide vest is responsible for the deadly explosion at Bagram Airfield. 

Officials could not say how the man got onto the base with the suicide vest. 

Officials say the number dead from the explosion is in the single digits, but more were injured when the man detonated the vest. 
 

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Previous Coverage:

According to a press release from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, there has been an explosion at Bagram Airfield in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan.

The Pentagon has confirmed the explosion. 

Bagram is the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

The district governor of Bagram, Abdul Shokor Qodosi told Reuters that at least three people were killed in the explosion and as many as 13 are injured. Qodosi said the blast happened near a dining facility.

There is no word on whether any Americans were killed or injured.

Fairchild Air Force base has airmen and women stationed at Bagram.

KHQ has placed a call into the base to see if the explosion involved any local troops.

Please check back for updates.

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