Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan

Afghan soldiers stand guard on a road after security was intensified a day after a suicide bomb attack at a Shi'ite Muslims Mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. A suicide bomber struck a NATO convoy near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Wednesday, the US military said. (EPA photo)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber struck a NATO convoy near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Wednesday, causing casualties, the US military said.

Lt Damien E. Horvath, a military spokesman, could not say how many casualties there were, or provide their nationalities. The NATO mission, known as Resolute Support, “can confirm that a NATO convoy was attacked in Kandahar. The attack did cause casualties,'' he said.

Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani also confirmed the attack and the area on the edge Kandahar was quickly cordoned off.

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