A roadside bomb wounded five US troops when it hit their vehicle in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, while a suicide attack on a US-led coalition convoy in the south killed the bomber but hurt no one else, officials said.
A purported Taliban spokesman, Mohammed Hanif, called The Associated Press to claim responsibility for both attacks.
In the north, an intruder killed a lawmaker in his home.
After the roadside bombing in mountainous Kunar province, insurgents opened fire at the troops, a US military statement said.
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