Four civilians, three NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

April 6, 2013 17:48

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Six foreigners and an Afghan were killed in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, local and international officials said.

Six people, including three NATO soldiers, died in a car bomb attack on a convoy of vehicles in Zabul province's capital, Qalat. Provincial governor Mohammad Ashraf Nasery, traveling in the convoy, was unharmed but a local doctor was killed, as were three American soldiers and two foreign civilians, according to local and NATO officials.The cars were en route to a school and were near to a hospital and a NATO base when the car bomb exploded.

Five Afghans, including a student and two reporters, were also wounded, a local official said.

In a separate attack in Afghanistan's east, a US civilian working with the American government was killed during an insurgent attack, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.

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