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Afghan Bomb Explodes Near U.S. Convoy

A homemade bomb exploded near a U.S. special operations convoy in eastern Afghanistan, but no casualties were reported, the U.S. military said Thursday. The convoy was traveling about a half mile from a U.S. military base in the eastern town of Gardez when the device exploded Wednesday, U.S. Lt. Col. Douglas Lefforge said in a statement from coalition headquarters at Bagram Air Base, north of the capital. “The convoy continued to the (U.S.) fire-base and returned with other forces to investigate. There were no casualties and only a cracked windshield to one vehicle,” Lefforge said. There was no word on who might have set off the bomb, but several such explosive devices — at least one of them set off by remote-control — have detonated near U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan amid stepped up rebel attacks in the area. Full Story

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