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.

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