This photo taken on February 28, 2009 shows US soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) silhouetted as they walk during a patrol outside Bagram Airbase, some 50 km north of Kabul. AFP / SHAH MARAI
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A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an American base in Afghanistan Wednesday, Afghan officials said, in an attack the Taliban claimed was revenge for a U.S. leaflet deemed highly offensive to Muslims.Gen. James Linder, who heads the U.S. and NATO special operations forces in Afghanistan, issued a statement apologizing for the leaflet design which he said was an "error". It is not the first time U.S. forces have caused offense in Afghanistan where they have spent the last 16 years fighting the Taliban.
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