Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wire: Taliban Car Bomber Kills 5 in Afghan Capital

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2009 -- Newswire services this morning reported that a car bomb exploded near the entrance to the military airport in Kabul early Tuesday in an apparent attack on a NATO convoy, killing at least five and wounding seven others, Afghan officials told FOX News.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, the third major attack by insurgents in the capital in four weeks.

U.S. and NATO forces said they did not yet have details on the incident or casualties, but the chief of Kabul's criminal investigation department, Abdul Ghafar Sayadzada, confirmed fatalities.

Sayadzada said he was briefed by NATO forces, who said at least one international soldier was wounded.

The Taliban claimed responsibility and said a homicide car bomber rammed into a NATO convoy and destroyed three Land Cruisers.

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(Report from newswire sources.)

Source: Taliban Car Bomber Kills 5 in Afghan Capital

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