Bomb Hits Near U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan was the target of a suicide car bomb attack yesterday which killed four and left 17 injured. The embassy was hosting a Thanksgiving Day "Fun Run" and crowds were milling in and out of the heavily guarded compound when a car laden with explosives careered towards the entrance. The explosion set off by the car's occupant may have been premature, as it failed to penetrate the embassy's security cordon. All embassy staff were safe and accounted for, but the street outside was strewn with corpses.