Taliban bomber targets American convoy in Kabul, killing 4 civilians


KABUL -- At least four Afghans were killed and four US troops slightly wounded when a car bomber attacked a US military convoy in Kabul Friday (May 31), officials said.

The blast, which was claimed by the Taliban, occurred at about 8.40am when an explosives-laden vehicle drove into the convoy that was traveling in eastern Kabul, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.

"Unfortunately in the attack, four of our countrymen were martyred and three others wounded -- they were passers-by," Rahimi said.

Four US service members suffered minor injuries, said a spokesman for the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

The blast came one day after a suicide bomber from "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) blew himself up outside an Afghan National Army academy, killing at least six people.

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