Taliban militants have targeted a military convoy of Danish NATO forces in the Afghan capital of Kabul. There have been no reports of casualties among the foreign forces but at least three civilians have sustained injuries.
Afghan officials said the incident took place early on Sunday when a bomber attacked a NATO convoy in the fifth district of Kabul.
“Around 11:02 am, a suicide car bomber detonated himself, targeted a convoy of foreign forces near Afshar neighborhood of Kabul city,” Najib Danish, the interior ministry spokesman, told AFP. “Unfortunately as a result of the attack, three Afghan civilians were wounded.”
The Afghan Tolo News television channel and Reuters, however, put the number of civilian casualties at five. An image grab from a video released by Reuters shows the scene of a car bomb attack on a NATO military convoy in Kabul on September 24, 2017.
Captain William Salvin, a spokesman for the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, confirmed the attack on the military convoy and said that there had been no victims among the servicemen.
In a message posted on Twitter, the Taliban claimed to have killed and injured up to 16 American soldiers in Sunday’s bomb attack.—Agencies