Several news organizations are reporting they've been told by sources with knowledge of the situation that all or some of the eight Americans killed yesterday by a suicide bomber in Khost, Afghanistan, were CIA employees.
The Associated Press writes that "a U.S. congressional official said CIA employees are believed to be among the victims."
According to the Los Angeles Times:
A bomber slipped into a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday and detonated a suicide vest, killing eight CIA officers in one of the deadliest days in the agency's history, current and former U.S. officials said.
The Washington Post says that:
A suicide bomber infiltrated a CIA base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least eight Americans in what is believed to be the deadliest single attack on U.S. intelligence personnel in the eight-year-long war and one of the deadliest in the agency's history, U.S. officials said.
On Morning Edition, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reported that the Taliban claims responsibility for the attack and says it was carried out by a suicide bomber dressed as an Afghan soldier.
There's also more news about yesterday's incident in Afghanistan that killed four Canadian soldiers and a Canadian journalist. The Calgary Herald is confirming that the reporter was one of its staffers, Michelle Lang. The Canadians' military vehicle hit an explosive device while on a patrol in Kandahar.