17 killed in dawn mosque attack

Camp Chapman

A suicide car bomb has killed at least 17 people early Monday near a military base in Afghanistan.

The bomber detonated explosives at a checkpoint near Camp Chapman, formerly used by the Central Intelligence Authority (CIA), in eastern Khost province of Afghanistan on Sunday, July 12th, 2015.

According to Afghanistan militia, majority of the dead are the women and children who were civilians in cars waiting to clear the checkpoint at the time of the blast.

Up to the moment, no group of any terror kind has said it carried out the blast, although the Taliban has often targeted troops and launched a fresh offensive in the building late April.

Camp Chapman was the site of one of the worst attacks on the agency in 2009 when a bomber killed seven officials.

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