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Kabul Suicide Bomber Targets NATO Convoy but Kills Afghans

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NATO soldiers and Afghan security forces inspect the scene of a suicide car bomb attack that targeted foreign military vehicles in Kabul on June 30, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 11:51 AM

A convoy of NATO troops traveling through Kabul on Tuesday was attacked by a Taliban suicide bomber on Tuesday, killing and injuring several Afghan citizens.

A spokesman for the alliance told the BBC that two coalition soldiers suffered light wounds, and that they anticipated to report bystander casualties. Initial reports cited six deaths and 19 injuries, with children among the casualties.

"A suicide bomber in a Corolla detonated his car loaded with explosives near coalition force’s convoy," police spokesman Ebadullah Karimi said, according to Reuters.

"I saw two to three damaged vehicles and wounded victims were everywhere and there was no one to help them," said a witness named Ahmad Farhad.

A known Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter.

NATO ended major combat operations in Afghanistan in December, leaving Afghan security forces to battle Taliban militants on their own, however some foreign troops remain to provide training and support for the local forces.

By some estimates, more than 4,000 civilians have been killed in the fighting, and 2015 is on-track to exceed the death toll of 2014.

Earlier on Tuesday, another Taliban suicide attack killed two and wounded 50 at a police headquarters in Helmand province.

 


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