Suicide bomber hits troop convoy in Afghanistan

August 30th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, Aug 30 (Xinhua) A convoy of the international troops was hit by a suicide car bomber Saturday morning in Paghman district near the Afghan capital here, said a police official, adding that there was no immediate report of casualties.The blast occurred at around 11 a.m. in the Kabul-Kandahar highway where the suicide bomber drove a jeep laden with explosives into the patrol convoy of international troops and blew up the vehicle, Ayub Salangi, police chief of Kabul province, said.

“The explosion killed nobody but the suicide bomber himself,” Salangi said.

Meanwhile, purported Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed claimed his group was responsible for the suicide bombing, saying at least 10 international and Afghan soldiers were killed.

Neither the US-led coalition forces nor the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was available for comments.

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