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4 Americans Killed in Suicide Attack at US Airfield in Afghanistan

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    Ahmad Jamshid, AP
    Helicopters take off from Bagram military base 31 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan, June 19, 2013.

    Four Americans are dead after a man detonated a "suicide vest" early Saturday morning at Bagram Airfield, the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. military official confirmed to NBC News.

    Two U.S. service members and two American contractors were killed in the attack, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a statement. 

    Aside from the victims who were killed, an estimated 14 others were injured in the attack, which occurred around 5:30 a.m. local time, as people were gathering for a post-Veterans Day event.

    "I want to express my sincere condolences to the families of the fallen, and I want to reassure the loved ones of those injured that they are getting the best possible care," Carter said. 

    There was no immediate word on the identities of the victims.