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Afghan suicide bomber targets NATO convoy

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 25 January 2013
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Afghan suicide bomber targets NATO convoy, 25 January 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5122359023.html [accessed 2 October 2014]
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January 25, 2013

Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber has killed five civilians and wounded at least 15 people in the eastern province of Kapisa.

The attack took place at a marketplace in the Taqab district.

Police say the bomber targeted a convoy of NATO supply trucks but failed to hit them.

The attack instead crashed into a house, destroying its walls, and killing those inside.

A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said no NATO troops were killed or injured in the attack.

Taliban have claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan

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