Attack on NATO convoy in Kabul; 6 hurt
The explosion took place on a busy road in eastern Kabul that is frequently used by international troops.india Updated: Oct 02, 2006 15:44 IST
A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body as he tried to attack a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, wounding three foreign soldiers and three civilians, officials said.
The explosion took place on a busy road in eastern Kabul that is frequently used by international troops, Kabul criminal investigation police chief Ali Shah Paktiawal told the agency.
"A suicide bomber tried to attack a foreign troop convoy," said Paktiawal, adding that three passers-by were wounded and that three NATO peacekeepers had minor injuries.
The body of the bomber was in pieces scattered across the area, an AFP reporter said.
There were bloodstains on the road and sidewalk. Afghan police and international troops cordoned off the area.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed their convoy was on the road as the explosion took place and that three ISAF soldiers were wounded, an ISAF spokesman Flight Lieutenant Euan Downie said.
"We've three ISAF very minor injuries," said Downie, adding that the explosion may have been caused by a "possible suicide" attack or a roadside bomb.
The attack comes two days after another suicide attack near the Afghan ministry of interior, which took 13 lives.
First Published: Oct 02, 2006 14:16 IST