3 NATO Troops, Civilian Killed In Blast In Afghanistan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Three NATO troops and one Afghan civilian have been killed in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan.

A NATO spokesman says the bomber rammed into a military vehicle today, but did not provide further details.

Provincial officials say a suicide bomber in a Toyota Corolla smashed into the military convoy.

An Interior Ministry investigator near the site confirmed one dead civilian and said five others were wounded.

Witnesses say the car had clearly targeted the convoy.

Roadside and suicide bombings have spiked in Afghanistan in recent months. Such attacks were up 25% the first four months of 2009 compared with the same period last year. U.S. military officials have predicted that bomb attacks will rise 50% this year to 5,700 — up from 3,800 last year.

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