A suicide attack in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday left 9 people dead and at least 23 others wounded. The International Security Assistance Force confirmed NATO personnel are among the dead.
The attack happened at a vegetable market in Maimanah, the capital of Faryab province, where NATO service members and Afghan security officials were gathered. Local authorities say the bomber is believed to have been wearing an Afghan police uniform. There are conflicting reports on whether the bomber was on foot or on a motorcycle when he detonated his explosives.
ISAF officials confirm 3 coalition soldiers died in the explosion. Their names and nationalities have not been released. Provincial governor Abdul Haq Shafaq said 6 Afghans were killed and least 23 other people, including 3 foreign soldiers, were wounded. Shafaq said the wounded troops were Americans. U.S. officials have not commented on Shafaq’s report.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the explosion.
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