Six killed in Afghan convoy blast

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At least six Afghan civilians have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the capital, Kabul, officials told the BBC.

The bomber blew up his vehicle next to a convoy of foreign armoured cars in the east of the city, police said.

Two children were among those killed and at least 30 more people were injured.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan has confirmed that one of its convoys was hit.

Government officials said those who died were bystanders.

Smoke rose above the industrial district of Karta-e Naw, in the east of the city, after the powerful explosion.

An explosives-filled Toyota Corolla was blown up beside two foreign military vehicles at around 08:00 (03:30 GMT), Kabul Police Chief Gen. Salangi said.

The force of the blast destroyed several houses and a wide area of the city has been cordoned off. Sirens could be heard afterwards as ambulances headed to the scene.




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