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Kabul suicide attack kills 16

world Updated: Sep 17, 2009 18:22 IST
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A massive suicide car bomb killed 10 Afghan civilians and wounded another 55 in Kabul on Thursday in an attack that also left six Italian soldiers dead, an interior ministry spokesman said.

"In the suicide car bomb attack today, 10 civilians were martyred and another 55 civilians were wounded," the spokesman Zemarai Bashary said.

"Twenty-one shops have been destroyed, seven vehicles have been destroyed," he said, condemning the attack.

In Rome, the Italian defence ministry confirmed that six Italian soldiers died in the blast. They were part of the NATO-led force deployed in Afghanistan to fight against a Taliban insurgency.

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