Taliban suicide attack on Nato convoy in Kabul: Officials

A Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle next to a Nato military convoy in Kabul on Friday, officials said, though no details about casualties were immediately available. The attack occurred on a main road that passes by a series of government compounds and military facilities in the Afghan capital on the way to the eastern city of Jalalabad. “Around 1:00pm, a suicide bomber blew up a car targeting a convoy of foreign forces on the Kabul-Jalalabad road,” Hashmatullah Stanikzai, spokesman for the Kabul police, said. “Our security forces have rushed to the scene to investigate, and we don’t have any information on casualties yet.

” An AFP reporter said that civilian ambulances and armoured vehicles from the US-led Nato mission in Afghanistan were at the blast site, which was quickly cordoned off by police. “Our mujahideen have detonated a car bomb attack on a convoy of foreign forces today afternoon,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said. “As a result of the attack, several foreign forces were killed and a number of their vehicles were damaged.” The Taliban routinely exaggerate death tolls after attacks. A spokesman for Nato’s mission in Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said the explosion was being investigated but gave no further details.

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