Casualties reported in attack on convoy in Kabul

Taliban suicide bomber targets military convoy in Afghanistan’s capital in the latest attack to strike the country.

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At least three civilians have been killed in a suicide attack on a convoy of foreign forces in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, police officials told Al Jazeera. 

One NATO soldier was killed and six personnel – including five soldiers and an interpreter – were wounded in the attack, the coalition said.

“The patrol was conducting a partnered mission with the Afghan National Army when a personnel-borne IED (improvised explosive device) detonated in Qarabagh district in Kabul province,” NATO-led Resolute Support said in a statement.

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The wounded are being treated at a US military hospital at Bagram airbase, the statement added.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Thursday’s bombing is the latest episode in a week of violence in the war-torn country. 

On Wednesday, two US soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber who attacked a convoy of foreign forces in the southern province of Kandahar.

Dozens of people were killed in a suicide attack at a packed Shia mosque in the western province of Herat on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, on Monday, a suicide bombing and gun attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group on the Iraqi embassy in the capital killed two Afghan employees. 

Source: Al Jazeera