Suicide Attack Kills 3 Afghans

From the Associated Press

A suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives into a NATO military convoy here, killing three Afghan civilians and wounding four, NATO officials and police said Monday.

Maj. Daryl Morrell, a spokesman for the NATO-led multinational force, blamed the Taliban for the attack, saying it wanted to disturb law and order in Kandahar province.

He said one NATO soldier was wounded, but would not reveal an identity or nationality.

In central Ghazni province, U.S.-led coalition and Afghan troops, backed by warplanes, launched a raid Monday that killed three suspected militants, the U.S. military said in a statement.


Ground forces had surrounded a militant hide-out, drawing fire from inside. A soldier was wounded before the forces called in air support, the statement said.

In eastern Kunar province, U.S. troops fighting under NATO command killed four insurgents in the Pech district, attacking with rocket-propelled grenades and semiautomatic weapons, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization statement said.