Suicide Bomber Kills Six Americans

    Afghan policemen stop people from approaching the scene where a suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, May 16, 2013. A Muslim militant group, Hizb-e-Islami, claimed responsibility for the early morning attack, killing many in the explosion and wounding tens, police and hospital officials said. The powerful explosion rattled buildings on the other side of Kabul and sent a pillar of white smoke into the sky in the city's east. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    Afghan policemen at scene of bombing in Kabul on Thursday. (Anja Niedringhaus/AP)

    At least 15 people were killed—including six Americans— after a suicide car bomb detonated beside a NATO convoy in Kabul early Thursday. Officials in Afghanistan say the explosion came from a Toyota Corolla, where the bomb was allegedly planted by an extremist group. A NATO SUV carrying “foreign advisers” was decimated in the blast, which also destroyed close to a dozen homes. Hezb-e-Islami, a group with close ties to the Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack just hours after it happened. A spokesman for the Afghan Islamist group told officials that they were targeting U.S. military advisers.

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