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Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on NATO convoy in Kabul
May 3, 2017 / 7:48 AM / 7 months ago

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack on an armoured convoy used by NATO that killed eight people in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Afghan police and municipal workers clear debris from the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

It said in a statement on its Amaq news agency that a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged car as the convoy passed an area near the U.S. embassy, killing eight American soldiers.

Public health officials in Kabul said the eight dead were civilians and that at least 28 people were wounded in the blast that took place during the morning rush hour in a busy part of the city. Three U.S. service members were among the wounded.

Reporting by Ahmed Tolba,; Writing by Lin Noueihed

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