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Afghan Suicide Attack Wounds Three Italians in Herat

NATO peacekeepers in Afghanistan say three Italian troops have been slightly wounded in a suicide car-bombing attack in the western city of Herat.

A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force told reporters in Kabul that the attacker was killed in the blast, which occurred Tuesday on the road from Herat airport to the city.

The spokesman says the Italians were wounded by flying glass from their vehicle, which was damaged by the explosion.

A purported Taleban spokesman, Qari Mohammed Yousuf, says his group carried out the attack - the latest in a spate of suicide bombings and other attacks in Afghanistan claimed by the Taleban.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP and AFP.