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23 dead in Afghan clashes, suicide attack

A suicide attack near a German diplomatic convoy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul left three Afghan civilians dead as 20 other people, most of them insurgents, were reported killed in other unrest.

world Updated: Dec 01, 2008 00:28 IST

A suicide attack near a German diplomatic convoy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul left three Afghan civilians dead on Sunday as 20 other people, most of them insurgents, were reported killed in other unrest.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the suicide bomb, the second in Kabul in three days, but similar ones have been claimed by Taliban-led extremists waging an insurgency.

A German foreign ministry spokesman in Berlin said a vehicle belonging to its embassy in Kabul had been targeted.

“The sole occupant of the vehicle, an Afghan employee of the embassy, was injured,” the spokesman said.

President Hamid Karzai’s office said in a statement three civilians were killed and six wounded in the blast, which it described as a “barbaric terrorist action”.

The attacker was on foot when he blew himself up in front of a boys’ high school and about 200 metres from parliament, police said.