January 7th, 2010
09:55 AM ET

Explosion injures acting governor, 7 others

KABUL, Afghanistan - An explosion Thursday in southeast Afghanistan injured the acting governor of Khost province and several other officials, the Interior Ministry said.

The bomb - placed in a trash can near the wall of the governor's compound - slightly injured him and seven other officials, the ministry said in a statement.

The explosion occurred in the same province where seven CIA employees and contractors were killed December 30 on a U.S. base.

Journalist Matiullah Mati contributed to this report.


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  1. jenmo

    The CIA must have been in charge of security and forgot to do a background check on the cleaning crew.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. A. Smith, Oregon

    Perhaps the Muslim bombers are sending the CIA a clear message that they are hunting the CIA and the Xe CIA Contractors formerly known as Blackwater employees.

    January 7, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |