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4 Afghan civilians killed in Kabul suicide bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber attacked a military convoy in Kabul on Sunday, killing four Afghan civilians, wounding dozens more and injuring one servicemember from the NATO-led coalition, NATO and Afghan officials said.

No members of the International Security Assistance Force were killed in the bombing, according to a spokesman for the military coalition. He said it was a joint Afghan-ISAF convoy, but he would not give the nationalities of the ISAF troops.

The attack took place around 11:30 a.m. on Darulaman Road, on the western side of the city, according to Kabul police spokesman Hashmadullah Stanikzai.

The explosion injured 35 Afghan civilians, he said. Two children and a woman were among the dead, and one child and a woman among the injured, he said.  

The Taliban took credit for the attack through its spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, who claimed the bomber destroyed “two tanks” and killed everyone inside. The Taliban often inflate the damage and casualty numbers caused by their attacks.

The NATO-led coalition is investigating the attack, according to its spokesman.

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