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Deadly attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

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At least 18 people are dead after a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital.

Among those killed are 12 local civilians, five American soldiers and a Canadian soldier.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the strike.

NATO spokesman Josef Blotz said: “I think this is a very very tragic incident which is very deplorable because for four, five months we have not had such a tragic incident.”

The suicide attack came after the Taliban warned it plans to carry out a new offensive against the Afghan government, foreign forces and diplomats.

This in response to NATO plans to target the southern stronghold of the militants in Kandahar.