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Taliban claim suicide car bombing on NATO forces’ convoy in Kabul

A suicide car bombing targeted a convoy of foreign forces in Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday morning as Taliban continue to escalate their spring offensive.

Afghan interior ministry spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi confirmed the report saying the attack happened in Kabul’s Shah Shahid area. He added that there were no civilian casualties in teh attack.

Taliban claimed the responsibility for the attack with spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid posting it on Twitter.

Kabul police spokesman Ebadullah Karimi said the attack in the southeastern part of the city was a suicide car bombing that wounded three people.

“We can confirm an attack on coalition forces occurred in Kabul at approximately 11:30am, We are gathering further information on this incident.” a spokesperson for the coalition told AFP adding that no foreign forces were killed in the attack.

Karimi described the wounded as “foreigners”, but there was no confirmation of their identity or nationality, the report added.

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan is gathering information on the attack, the CNN quoted a statement by spokesman Brian Tribus.

Tuesday`s attack comes a week after a Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a NATO military convoy on the main road to Kabul airport, killing at least two Afghan civilians and wounding around 17.

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