Suicide car bomb hits U.S. convoy in Afghan capital
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb killed two Afghan civilians and wounded four soldiers from a U.S.-led force and three Afghans in Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday, a military spokeswoman said.
Taliban guerrillas fighting against Afghan government and foreign troops stationed in the country, claimed responsibility for the attack, part of rising violence in recent months.
The attack occurred near a U.S. base on a main road out of Kabul, said a spokeswoman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
"I saw pieces of a body and blood on the road and a damaged American vehicle and the bomber's car was totally destroyed," said witness Abdul Hamid.
Ousted from power in 2001, the Taliban largely rely on roadside bomb attacks and suicide raids to pursue their campaign.
On Monday, a Taliban bomber on foot blew himself up among a group of Afghan soldiers in the northern town of Kunduz, officials said. Thirteen people, including seven soldiers, were wounded in that attack.
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