Homicide bomber attacks US military base in Afghanistan
Leland Vittert reports from Jerusalem
- Duration 3:40
- Date Dec 26, 2012
Leland Vittert reports from Jerusalem
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Breaking developments out of Afghanistan this morning -- a homicide bomber blows -- up.
In front of the US military base well it all happened at the -- The gate actually at the camp Chapman just miles from.
The Pakistani border police say the bomber's vehicle exploded.
While it was being questioned by a security guard big blast killing the attacker and three civilians.
-- Leadbetter live in Jerusalem with more on this Leyland.
How significant is this attack.
The significance isn't any one -- -- Greg is just how many we've seen especially when it comes to the insider attacks that being.
Members of the Afghan security services turning their weapons on members of NATO forces so far we have seen sixty this year.
That's more than three times just about three times what we saw last year in 2011 keep in mind.
Plus American troops.
Inside of Afghanistan plus all the civilian contractors and that is what -- said Griffin -- he was a civilian contractor who was an advisor to the Afghan police force he was shot.
And killed by an Afghan police woman the first time.
A woman has been involved in one of these insider attacks she was a rainy and by birth got to Afghanistan by forged documents in this.
Really shows the holes in the vetting process of the Afghan.
Security services remember those are the people we're gonna take over trying to fight the Taliban trying to fight al-Qaeda come 2014.
When all those US troops.
-- Afghanistan there's now some really serious questions about how these Afghan security services are going to fight.
A group of people when they are so badly infiltrated by sympathizers.
To those organizations Greg.
You know -- over the weekend we have seen more signs that the regime in Syria is beginning to crack what is the latest.
Well the big change that we're seeing now is in -- from the Russians that they are trying to figure out a way to at least put their toe in the water.
Of figuring out a way to move president -- out and looking and this is not.
Doesn't appear at least that the Russians have any altruistic values in this operation more than they're trying to look to save.
Their own influence inside Syria rather than let the jihadist or somebody.
They can't talk to take over considering how close Syria and Russian did his allies over the past couple of years now look at what's going on on the ground we had -- General who was in charge of that.
Military defense group the military police there.
Inside of Afghanistan incited Syria pardon me.
He just affected over to Turkey it is now joining the rebels this is the seriously high ranking defection we've seen in -- why -- now that shows just.
Yet another part of the momentum turning towards the rebels away from the government who are becoming.
Increasingly isolated inside of their cities unable to -- -- the army there we've heard is running out of supplies -- Russia.
He's still re supplying and as of now but the rebels are becoming increasingly successful.
In their attacks the big wildcard now have Russia starts to try and figure out a way.
To negotiate a settlement is what does a bond because LeBron has been the other big supporter of Syria as we've reported for a long time is.
Said numbers and airliners civilian cargo planes.
Into Damascus and other airports with weapons onboard -- members of the Iranian revolutionary guard try -- help the Syrians.
The question is -- Russia begins Libya and Syria are you -- is enough to try to keep president's side in power.
Or -- to consolidate power somewhere just a foothold in Syria or the Iranians like the Russians look to switch sides as well still too early to tell.
Right that's the big question.