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Suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy, 7 wounded

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a NATO convoy in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar today, wounding seven people including four soldiers, an official said.

world Updated: Mar 03, 2012 00:08 IST

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a NATO convoy in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar today, wounding seven people including four soldiers, an official said.

"A suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden motorcycle into a convoy of NATO troops in Dand district injuring four foreign soldiers, one policeman, one translator and one civilian," provincial governor Toryalai Weesa told AFP.

A spokesman for NATO'S International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed the attack, but would not give details of any wounded soldiers, saying only that none had been killed.

The attack bore the hallmarks of Taliban insurgents, who on Monday targeted NATO troops in a suicide car bombing at an airport in eastern Afghanistan, killing nine people but no foreign soldiers.

The Taliban said that attack was in revenge for the burning of Qurans at a US military base at Bagram north of Kabul, an incident that ignited days of violent anti-US protests and led

to an apology by President of the United states Barack Obama.