Image: British soldiers at site of Afghan blast.
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British soldiers stand guard at the site of a suicide blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday.
updated 10/2/2006 6:12:36 AM ET 2006-10-02T10:12:36

A suicide bomber detonated himself next to a NATO convoy in Kabul on Monday, wounding three soldiers and three civilians, officials said.

The bomber jumped in front of the convoy in eastern Kabul, said Ali Shah Paktiawal, a senior police official.

“I saw an American four-wheel drive entering Kabul and suddenly a guy who was standing next to a pump station ran toward the vehicle and detonated himself,” said Sayid Rahman, 22, an eyewitness. “That vehicle was damaged and they managed to flee from the area,” Rahman said.

Three NATO-led troops received “minor injuries” and were evacuated to a nearby military hospital, said Maj. Luke Knittig, a spokesman for the NATO-led force. He would not disclose the nationalities of the soldiers injured.

Three other civilians were injured, Paktiawal said.

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