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AP source: CIA base chief killed in attack
By PAMELA HESS and ADAM GOLDMAN
Associated Press
2010-01-01 12:01 AM
The Associated Press has learned that the chief of the CIA's base in the Khost province of Afghanistan was among those killed by a suicide bomber along the Afghan-Pakistan frontier.

Seven CIA employees were killed and six others were injured Wednesday when a suicide bomber struck inside Camp Chapman, a CIA post near Khost.

Former CIA officials say the Khost chief was the mother of three. As base chief she would have directed and coordinated CIA operations and intelligence gathering in the province, a hotbed of Taliban and insurgent activity because of its proximity to Pakistan's lawless tribal region

The former officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

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