Bombing in Afghanistan's capital related to visit from Hagel
KABUL, Afghanistan — Saturday morning, a deadly bombing in Afghanistan's capital was timed to coincide with new U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's first visit to the war-torn country.
At least nine civilians were killed by the suicide bombing.
It happened outside the Afghan Defense Ministry, which is barely a mile away from where Hagel was in a meeting.
The Taliban is claiming responsibility, saying the attack was to send a message to Hagel.