Apparently someone who has access to classified information in Afghanistan is leaking information to the jihadists. What a surprise. “BREAKING NEWS: Car bomb attack on Camp Bastion runway just as U.S. Defence Secretary arrived for ‘surprise visit,'” from the Daily Mail, March 14 (thanks to David):
Fears are growing that U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta was the target of a suicide bomber at Britain’s main base in Afghanistan today.
A vehicle drove onto the runway at Camp Bastion and exploded into flames at the same time as Mr Panetta’s plane was landing. Unconfirmed sources say it was a suicide attack.
It comes just days after a rogue U.S. soldier massacred 16 civilians on a rampage – and weeks after American troops were caught burning Korans.
And it has posed massive questions over security at the base.
The driver, a local male civilian employed at the base, is being treated at Camp Bastion’s hospital for his injuries, a spokeswoman at the base said.
One British serviceman suffered minor injures in an earlier incident which may be linked to the same vehicle.
The spokeswoman added: ‘Procedures were put in place to account for the whereabouts of all military and civilian personnel and, to achieve this, movement within Camp Bastion was restricted.’
Ministry of Defence police patrolled roads inside the base today in the wake of the incident….