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Suicide bomber targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan


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Suicide bomber targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber has attacked a convoy of NATO troops near the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.

The NATO-led military coalition released a statement saying there had been casualties in the attack, but did not give further information.

The airport in Kandahar is home to a major military base for international troops helping Afghan security forces.

The attack comes the day after US Senator John McCain said he would offer a plan for a US strategy in the Afghanistan war as an amendment to a defence authorisation bill in September.

“Eight years of a ‘don’t lose’ strategy has cost us lives and treasure in Afghanistan,” McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement.