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Afghan Blast Kills 5

Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in eastern Afghanistan, killing five civilians.

At least 15 people were wounded in the attack Friday in the Tagab district of Kapisa province.

No NATO service members were harmed in the explosion.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

U.S. General John Allen, commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance force, or ISAF, condemned the bombing, calling it the "latest brutal act of violence by the insurgents."

On Monday, a Taliban suicide squad launched an eight-hour assault on traffic police headquarters in Aghanistan's capital Kabul, killing three traffic police officers. Authorities say all five attackers were killed in the standoff.

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