18 May 2010

Afghan car bomber kills at least five foreigners

9:22 pm on 18 May 2010

A suicide car bomber has killed at five foreign troops and 12 Afghan civilians in an attack on a NATO convoy in the capital Kabul.

A senior police officer says five American and two Canadian troops were killed. Another source says five foreign troops died.

The Afghan interior ministry says 47 civilians were wounded.

A spokesperson for NATO-led forces confirmed a NATO convoy had been attacked but not the toll.

A spokesperson for the Taliban told Reuters it was responsible for the attack.