Suicide bomber hits gate of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. military says a powerful suicide bombing has targeted a medical facility near the main American Bagram Air Base north of the capital Kabul.

There were conflicting reports immediately after the explosion, but the U.S. military says in a statement that the attacker targeted a gate of the base.

The military says there are no coalition casualties and the base remains secure. Earlier reports suggested a U.S. military convoy might have been the target early Wednesday.

The military says it appears a medical facility near the base was the target instead.