Afghanistan: Suicide bomber hits convoy, 2 dead

A suicide car bomber hit a convoy of security contractors in the Afghan capital Thursday, killing two foreigners, including an American, and wounding three others, police officers said. The Taliban claimed responsibility. The blast in eastern Kabul killed an American and a Nepalese contractor in addition to the bomber, said Gen. Ali Shah Paktiawal, head of criminal investigations for Kabul police. Three other American contractors were wounded, he said.