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13 Americans killed in Kabul suicide attack

Convoy of foreign troops targeted

A suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday targeted a convoy of foreign troops, killing at least 20 people including 13 Americans.

The Americans killed were five coalition troops and eight civilian contractors, the Associated Press reported.

The Associated Press news agency said Nato helicopters had taken casualties from the scene, near the national museum, in the western Darulaman area of Kabul.

Reports said the explosives were detonated from a car as an armored NATO shuttle carrying U.S. soldiers was passing by.

The dead included at least eight civilians and two children. A military officer told the Times that a military dog also died.

The AP said witnesses reported seeing vehicles burning at the site, with “bodies still underneath.”

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message to media outlets.

The BBC reports that in recent months there has been an increase in militant attacks across Afghanistan.

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This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.

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Military vehicles were on the move following a suicide attack on a convoy of foreign troops Saturday in Kabul that killed 20 people, including 13 Americans.

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