KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a suicide car bomber has killed five civilians and wounded another 25 in a botched attempt to hit a convoy of NATO supply trucks in eastern Afghanistan.
Gen. Faziluddin Ayar, who is responsible for the east, says the bomber missed the convoy, which suffered no damage. The attack took place Friday in the Tagab district of eastern Kapisa province.
The Ministry of Interior says in a statement that the bomber instead rammed into a residential home, killing those inside. It says four of the dead were from the same family.
The Taliban claimed responsibility in a text message sent to news media.
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