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Two Afghans thwarted a would-be suicide bomber from attacking a U.S. base in Kabul on Tuesday, according to a news release from Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan.The incident happened when a driver tried to ram a vehicle filled with explosives through the front gate of Camp Phoenix, the news release says.Realizing this was a terrorist attack, an Afghan security officer and an interpreter on the scene were able to stop the driver from detonating the explosives, said a Task Force Phoenix spokeswoman in the news release.“With the assistance of the U.S. Security forces, they dragged the terrorist from the vehicle where U.S. security force soldiers then detained him,” said 1st Lt. Cathrin Fraker.U.S. and Afghan forces then cordoned off the area, and the bomb later went off as Explosive Ordnance Technicians tried to disarm it, the news release says.“If it wasn’t for the quick actions of the local nationals working for the U.S. Forces, several lives would have been lost,” said Col. David B. Enyeart, the deputy Task Force commander.

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