U.S. Revises Khost, Afghanistan Death Toll To Seven : The Two-Way It now appears that the official number is seven for the American civilians killed in the suicide bomber attack on an Central Intelligence Agency base in Khost province, Afghanistan. They were all CIA employees.
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U.S. Revises Khost, Afghanistan Death Toll To Seven

The words and stars carved in the marble facade of the north wall of the foyer of the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va. honor those agency employees killed serving their country. The glass-encased Book of Honor displays the names of those who, in death, now can be revealed. Christopher Morris/VII/AP Photo hide caption

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The words and stars carved in the marble facade of the north wall of the foyer of the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va. honor those agency employees killed serving their country. The glass-encased Book of Honor displays the names of those who, in death, now can be revealed.

Christopher Morris/VII/AP Photo

It now appears that the official number is seven for the American civilians killed in the suicide bomber attack on an Central Intelligence Agency base in Khost province, Afghanistan. They were all CIA employees.

The initial report from the State Department was that there were eight killed. But that number was revised down and now both the State Department and CIA are reporting seven dead and six injured.

As Mark wrote earlier, the CIA's chief at the post in Khost was among the dead. The Associated Press reports that its reporter or reporters were told by former CIA officials that the chief, who hasn't been identified, is the mother of three.