At least four people, including a German peacekeeper, have been killed in two separate suicide attacks against the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Local authorities say the two bombings Monday occurred within 90 minutes of each other on a 500-meter stretch of road near the offices of organizers of last September's legislative elections.
They say the attackers rammed explosive-laden cars into vehicles belonging to the NATO-led peacekeepers, and that several people were wounded in the incidents.
Later in the day, NATO troops foiled what they believe was an attempted third attack by opening fire on a car racing toward the scene of the initial blasts. Witnesses say at least two people in the car were killed.
A man identifying himself as a spokesman for the ousted Taleban said the group was responsible for the attacks and warned of more suicide bombings.
Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.