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Suicide Car Bomber Hits NATO Convoy in Afghan Capital


Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of foreign troops on the outskirts of Kabul, Tuesday, wounding at least three civilians and three foreign troops.

Authorities say the bomber targeted a NATO convoy outside a U.S. base on a main road out of Kabul.

On Sunday, Taleban militants attacked a convoy in southern Afghanistan, killing up to 13 Afghan guards and wounding others who worked for a private security firm.

Officials said the convoy was attacked on the road from the capital, Kabul, to Kandahar.

Sunday's attack led to a long gun battle with insurgents that resulted in the death of five Taleban militants.

In another development, Britain's Defense Ministry said a British Royal Marine was killed during a military operation in southern Afghanistan on Sunday. The statement gave no other details.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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