Afghan official: Bomber who hit NATO wore burqa

NATO soldiers secure the scene of a suicide bomb attack that targeted a NATO convoy in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. (EPA photo)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban suicide bomber who struck a NATO patrol in Afghanistan, killing a service member and two civilians, had concealed his explosives beneath the all-enveloping women's garment known as a burqa, a district governor said Friday.

The attack the previous evening hit the patrol near Qarabagh, barely 30 kilometres north of Kabul.

It was the second suicide bombing in as many days that targeted NATO. On Wednesday, a suicide attacker hit a convoy on the edge of the southern city of Kandahar, killing two US soldiers and wounding another four. Both attacks were claimed by the Taliban.

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