Two Americans were among three foreign troops killed in a suicide attack near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan today, authorities said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the attack.
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The Afghan interior ministry said 16 civilians were also injured in the morning rush-hour attack.
International Security Assistance Force members were among the victims, the ISAF confirmed. A U.S. official later said two of those killed were American and one was Polish.
The attacker targeted a foreign forces convoy.
The blast shook Kabul's busy airport road, bringing chaos to a beautiful morning and leaving the roadway covered in leaves, shrapnel and debris. Thick smoke rose from the site of the attack.
U.S. forces stood guard after the attack, cordoning off the area and inspecting the damage.
Afghan and ISAF officials were reviewing the incident.
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