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FOB Chapman

Last modified: 14 Nov 2011

Country: Afghanistan    Region: Khost

Latitude: 33° 20' 17" N     Longitude: 69° 57' 20" E

Area use / Military Branches: US/ISAF/CIA


Forward Ops Base Chapman. A key facility of the Central Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan, on December 30, 2009 the base was located near the eastern Afghan airfield of the city of Khost, in a stronghold of the Taliban movement. One of the main tasks of the CIA operatives stationed at the base was to provide information for drone attacks against targets in Pakistan. Seven CIA operatives, including the chief of the base, and an officer of Jordan's General Intelligence Directorate were killed, and six others were seriously wounded when the attacker detonated a bomb he was carrying. The bombing was the most lethal attack against the CIA in more than 25 years.

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