Suicide bomber wounds troops, civilians in Afghanistan attack

Suicide bomber wounds troops, civilians in Afghanistan attack
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A suicide bomber on Monday injured “a small number” of service members who are part of NATO operations in Afghanistan, as well as several civilians, according to a statement from Operation Resolute Support.

The bomber used a vehicle filled with explosives to target a Resolute Support convoy near the village of Qal'eh-ye Musa Bala in Parwan Province.  

“The wounded service members were taken to the Bagram Airfield hospital for treatment. None of the injuries are considered life threatening,” the statement said.

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"The Afghan civilians were evacuated to a local hospital and their condition is unknown at this time."

Resolute Support is a NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist Afghan forces and includes U.S. troops.

The statement did not provide the number of people injured or their nationalities.

A suicide bomber last week wounded six coalition service members — three of them American — and killed an Afghan linguist after detonating explosives at a gate at Bagram Airfield, America’s largest base in Afghanistan.