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US military convoy comes under suicide attack in Bagram

US military convoy comes under suicide attack in Bagram

Jul 18, 2010 - 21:29

<!--break--><p>CHARIKAR (PAN): A US military convoy came under suicide attack, claimed by the Taliban insurgents, in the central province of Parwan on Sunday, officials said.</p><p>Only the car bomber died in the botched assault in the Qalanderkhel area of Bagram district around noon, Governor Abdul Basir Salangi told Pajhwok Afghan News.</p><p>The provincial police chief confirmed the suicide blast, which caused the US forces no harm. The attacker belonged to southeastern Paktika province, Brig. Gen. Abdur Rehman Syedkheli said.</p><p>Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the explosion, saying a dozen US soldiers had been killed. The US military has not yet commented on the incident.</p><p>Earlier in the day, a similar suicide attack happened in the Macro Ryan neighbourhood of Kabul, killing three civilians, including a child, and wounding 14 others.</p><p>mud/frm</p>