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Taliban suicide bomber strikes NATO diplomatic convoy in Kabul | @billroggio @LongWarJournal

Taliban suicide bomber strikes NATO diplomatic convoy in Kabul | @billroggio @LongWarJournal

Aftermath of the Taliban’s suicide attack that targeted NATO’s envoy. Image from Euronews . The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for executing today’s suicide attack in Kabul that struck a convoy transporting NATO’s top diplomat to Afghanistan. A Turkish soldier and an Afghan civilian were killed in the blast. The Taliban suicide bomber rammed his car into the NATO convoy as it traveled in the Wazir Akbar Khan area, a neighborhood in the Afghan capital which hosts foreign embassies, a NATO base, and other sensitive installations. The attack took place “shortly after 8:00 am, not far from the Iranian embassy,” a senior Afghan interior ministry official told Ariana News . Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, NATO’s new command in the country, confirmed that one “service member died as a result of an attack in Kabul today.” But “the NATO Senior Civilian Representative,” who ...

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