Suicide bomber kills 3 NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan

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A soldier reacts as a wounded man is assisted at the site of a deadly suicide attack in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Authorities say suicide car bomber killed dozens of people and wounded over 100 in an attack claimed by the Taliban in the Afghan capital Kabul, authorities said. (AP […]

The U.S. military says a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan has killed three NATO forces.

It says a U.S. soldier and two Afghan troops were wounded in Sunday’s blast, which targeted a foot patrol. The statement did not specify the nationalities of the soldiers who were killed.

The Taliban claimed the attack.

Wahida Shahkar, the spokeswoman for the provincial governor in the Parwan province, said the attack took place near the provincial capital, Charakar.

NATO formally concluded its combat mission in Afghanistan in 2014, but thousands of forces are still providing support and training to Afghan troops, and carrying out counterterrorism missions.

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