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In Kabul, 15 Dead In Suicide Attack

Suicide Bomber Attacks Foreign Convoy In Kabuli
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May 16, 2013
A suicide car bomber struck a convoy carrying foreign forces in Kabul on May 16, killing at least six Afghan civilians and injuring at least 35 people, including children, Afghan officials said. The Hizb-e-Islami insurgent group, allied with the Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack. Kabul police said several houses were also severely damaged by the powerful blast. (Video by Sabawoon, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

WATCH: A suicide bomber attacks a foreign convoy in Kabul.

By RFE/RL
Fifteen people, including children, have been killed in a suicide car bombing in Kabul.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan said the attack targeted a military convoy.

U.S. and NATO officials said two American soldiers and four civilian contractors were among the dead.

An Afghan Health Ministry spokesman told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan that nine Afghan civilians were also killed and 39 others injured.

The militant group Hizb-e Islami, led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, has claimed responsibility.

President Hamid Karzai's office issued a statement condemning the attack "in the strongest terms."

The last significant attack in Kabul was on March 9, when a suicide bomber killed nine people outside the Defense Ministry during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

With reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP

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