updated 8/31/2007 12:40:10 AM ET 2007-08-31T04:40:10

A suicide attacker detonated his vehicle close to the airport in Afghanistan’s capital Friday, killing at least one Afghan solider and wounding two others, officials and witnesses said.

The blast occurred at the entrance to the military section of the airport, which is mostly guarded by Afghan soldiers, according to an Associated Press reporter at the scene.

Defense minister spokesman Mohammad Zahir Azimi said at least one Afghan solider was killed and two others were wounded in the attack, the latest in a wave of insurgent-led violence in the country.

Ali Shah Paktaiwal, chief of criminal investigations, confirmed it was a suicide blast.

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