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Kabul Bomb Kills 3 NATO Troops, Reportedly Including 2 Americans

A suicide bomber detonated near a foreign convoy in the Afghan capital early on Tuesday.

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Three service members from NATO-led forces in Afghanistan have died and 20 troops and civilians have been injured following a suicide bomb in Kabul, the Associated Press reported. CNN is reporting that two of those killed are American.

Omar Sobhani / Reuters

The suicide attacker detonated a car bomb at an international military convoy near the U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

A U.S. defense official has told CNN's Barbara Starr that two of the victims of the attack are U.S. military personnel.

Two U.S. military personnel were killed in the suicide attack in Kabul today, a U.S. defense official tells @barbarastarrcnn.

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Two U.S. military personnel were killed in the suicide attack in Kabul today, a U.S. defense official tells @barbarastarrcnn.

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We can confirm three International Security Assistance Force members died as a result of an enemy attack in Kabul today. Currently, Afghan officials and ISAF are reviewing the incident.It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.

Security forces administered CPR to comrades wounded in the blast, which hit shortly after 8:10 a.m. local time (12:10 a.m. ET).

Omar Sobhani / Reuters

The attack brings the total number of international troops killed in Afghanistan this year to 59. At least 42 of those killed were American.

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