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Street art at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on Nov. 30, 2016. A group of Georgian soldiers is suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from an exchange store recently at Bagram, according to preliminary investigation results, military officials said.
Street art at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on Nov. 30, 2016. A group of Georgian soldiers is suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from an exchange store recently at Bagram, according to preliminary investigation results, military officials said. ()

KABUL — A bomb blast wounded three servicemembers near Bagram Air Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Afghan officials said the attack occurred at about 4 p.m. near one of Bagram’s gates.

The bomber attacked a patrol, said a U.S. military spokesman with Resolute Support in Kabul. The nationalities of the three wounded servicemembers were not provided.

The Taliban in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack.

Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan are taking place Oct. 20 and the Taliban warned on Oct. 8 that they would be targeting security forces during the elections, reported Pajhwok Afghan News.

In the past two months, 10 parliamentary candidates have been killed by hardline Islamist militants, Reuters reported.

Zubair Babakarkhail, Phillip Walter Wellman and Caitlin M. Kenney contributed to this article.

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