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KABUL, Afghanistan – At least 11 civilians were wounded Tuesday when a car bomb exploded near a foreign military convoy on a busy thoroughfare in eastern Kabul, officials and media reports said.

The blast occurred on the Airport Road, near the Qazi shopping mall, said Ebadullah, a police spokesman who goes by only one name. He said it was still unclear whether there were any foreign casualties.

TV1 television said 11 civilians were hurt in the blast. In footage broadcast from the scene, no damage was visible to several armored vehicles parked by the side of the road.

The attack comes a week after another high-profile attack in the capital, when Taliban commandos tried to fight their way into the national parliament building. All six attackers and a suicide bomber were killed in the ensuing gunfight. There were no deaths among army and police personnel guarding the legislature.

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