Afghan suicide bomber kills 14, including three NATO troops

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed a convoy of…

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed a convoy of NATO and Afghan forces carrying out a joint patrol in the eastern city of Khost on Monday, killing at least 14 people, including three coalition soldiers and their Afghan interpreter, local authorities said.

Afghan Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred at about 8:30 a.m. in the middle of a bustling plaza. Abdul Jabar Nahimi, governor for Khost province, said the blast also killed 10 Afghan civilians and injured 61 others, including three Afghan national police officers.

In a statement, NATO confirmed the deaths of the coalition soldiers and the interpreter. Officials did not release the nationalities of the soldiers killed.

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