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Kabul bomb attack targeting Nato kills 18

A suicide car bomb attack targeting Nato troops in the capital of Afghanistan has killed 18 people, including six foreign soldiers, in one of the deadliest strikes to hit Kabul in months. The Taliban have claimed responsibility.

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The bomber struck in the city’s west during the rush hour, close to an army recruitment centre and a hospital, but the Afghan interior ministry said Nato's International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) was the target.

"Six international service members were killed and several wounded when a suicide vehicle-born improvised explosive device exploded near an Isaf convoy," Isaf said in a statement.

Tuesday's bombing was the first major attack in Kabul since 26 February, when Taliban suicide bombers targeted guesthouses, killing 16 people, including Westerners and Indians.

 

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