AFGHANISTAN -- December 30, 2009 at 3:49 PM ET
As Many as 8 Americans Killed in Afghanistan Bombing
Updated 3:48pm ET
As many as eight Americans have been killed by a suicide bomber in eastern Afghanistan, the Associated Press and other media organizations reported Thursday, citing U.S. and NATO officials.
None of the victims were soldiers, according a U.S. military spokesperson in Afghanistan, reported the Wall Street Journal. Reports varied as to whether the attack took place on a U.S. base or on a facility owned by the U.S.
The New York Times reports that the bomber managed to elude security and reach the gym of an American base in Afghanistan's Khost province. The Times reports that the attack took place at Forward Operating Base Chapman, which one official described as "not a regular base" -- meaning that it is used by American intelligence agencies.
Details are still emerging on the number of casualties and the exact location of the bombing. The AP reports that a senior U.S. official in Washington said there were conflicting reports on the number of casualties, and that other people were wounded in the attack.