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Suicide car bomb kills 16 in Afghanistan

2009-09-18 13:43 BJT

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A suicide car bomber has attacked an Italian military convoy on a road in Afghanistan's capital. It killed six Italian soldiers and at least 10 Afghan civilians.

The Italian Defense Minister says the suicide car bomber rammed into two Italian military vehicles about midday on Thursday.

Six of those aboard were killed and four wounded.

The head of Kabul's criminal investigations unit confirmed the attack.

Abdul Ghafrar Sayedzada, Chief of Criminal Investigation Department, said, "There was a suicide attack on the Airport main road with two ISAF vehicles, which belonged to the Italians, as a result there were many casualties."

A spokesman for the Afghan defense ministry says at least 10 Afghan civilians were killed and 52 wounded.