A Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a military convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul, killing three foreign troops. Deborah Gembara reports.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE - RESENDING STORY WITH CORRECTED LINE REGARDING CASUALTIES The blast occurred near the heavily fortified U.S. embassy in Kabul, when a driver detonated a car filled with explosives near a convoy of foreign troops. The blast killed three foreign soldiers, including one Polish national and two Americans. The injured were taken to nearby hospital. Doctor Musa Zahir. SOUNDBITE: Doctor Musa Zahir Of The Wazir Akbar Khan Regional Hospital Saying (Dari): "We have received sixteen wounded civilians from today's attack. Ten of them have slight wounds, another six of them are in an emergency ward with serious wounds." The Taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack, saying the suicide bomber had been lying in wait, looking for foreign troops to target. Such attacks are on the rise, the Taliban looking to exploit increasing political uncertainty while foreign forces prepare to leave Afghanistan by the end of the year.