Six U.S. Air Force personnel were killed near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on Monday, December 21st by a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED). The suicide bomber was driving a motorbike in the attack. Among the victims were a detective with the New York City police department, the son of a DC restaurateur (and AF investigator), and a female major in the Air Force. The Airmen were conducting a meeting with local figures in the area. Additional members of the U.S. military were wounded as well as a small number of Afghan police officials. The Embassy of the United States issued a statement on the attack near Bagram. The six airmen are identified in a news report by Air Force Times. Some news reports say that the attack was partially enabled by a failure of Afghan police to conduct an adequate search of people entering the area where the patrol was working.