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Three Americans Injured In Afghan Suicide Attack

British troops in Afghanistan check a car (file photo) (RFE/RL) April 7, 2006 -- A suicide car bomber in southern Afghanistan today lightly wounded two U.S. service members and one American civilian contractor.

Afghan officials had said earlier two British soldiers were wounded in the incident.

The U.S. military said in a statement the attacker died in the morning attack in Lashkargar, the largest city in Helmand Province.

The bomb went off outside the main gate of the base of a British-run Provincial Reconstruction Team. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the assault.

Some 3,300 British troops are currently being deployed in Helmand, one of Afghanistan's main opium-producing regions.

(Reuters, AP)

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