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Suicide bomber attacks NATO patrol in Afghanistan, kills three

A NATO Resolute Support mission service member, an American, and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, the mission said.

FILE: In this photograph taken on 9 February 2017, an Italian soldier from NATO's Resolute Support Mission trains an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier at a Military Training centre on the outskirts of Herat. Picture: AFP

KABUL - A suicide bomber killed three NATO service members on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

A NATO Resolute Support mission service member, an American, and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, the mission said.

The attack is being investigated.

Officials said the blast happened in the Khalazai area of Charikar, capital of Parwan province.

Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the Parwan provincial governor, said the suicide bomber targeted foreign forces who were on a routine patrol.

The Taliban, fighting to restore strict Islamic law after their 2001 ouster, claimed responsibility.