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Taliban claim responsibility for deadly Kabul blast

Credit: Reuters

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomber that attacked a foreign motorcade in Kabul, killing at least three international troops and injuring 13 people.

The blast happened just off a busy road that runs from the US Embassy to the airport, near the country's Supreme Court.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in an emailed statement to journalists. The international military coalition ISAF did not have any immediate information.

The attack comes as the country's two presidential contenders continue negotiations to form some sort of national unity government.

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Kabul bomb attack kills four near US Embassy

A bomb attack near the US Embassy in the Afghanistan capital Kabul has killed four international troops, an official Coalition statement has said.

At least five were wounded in the blast, which was claimed by the Taliban. Afghan Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Ayub Salangi earlier said on Twitter a suicide car bomber had targeted a convoy of foreign troops.

'All four insurgents killed' after Kabul airport attack

A fierce gunbattle between Afghan security forces and militants in a building near Kabul airport has now ended, according to reports by AFP.

Kabul airport assault over after 'all attackers are killed'

Afghan policemen take their positions near the airport. Credit: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An attack on Kabul airport has now ended after the gunmen were killed, officials have said.

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ISAF jets scrambled as gunmen attack Kabul airport

Afghan security personnel are seen on vehicles near Kabul airport. Credit: Reuters TV

Gunmen have used rockets to attack Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital, a senior military official has said.

The gunmen occupied two buildings, which were under construction and used them as a base to fire rockets and gunfire toward planes at the airport, according to NBC News.

ISAF jet fighters are currently flying over Kabul, said Afzal Aman, a general in the Afghan army in Kabul.

Afghan security: Taliban attackers 'have all been killed'

NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel, who is in the Afghan capital Kabul, wrote on Twitter:

Taliban claim responsibility for latest Kabul attack

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Afghan policemen take position while smoke from a burning building billows in the background. Credit: AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus

This is the second attack launched against an IEC office this week, as the Islamist insurgency seeks to derail the April 5 election it claims is a "Western-backed sham".

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