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Suicide Attack Kills 16 at Medical Clinic in Afghanistan

The attacker struck as the service members visited a clinic they had helped build near Bagram military base.

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber killed four NATO service members, 10 civilians and two police officers at a medical clinic in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. The attack took place amid deteriorating security as most soldiers from International Security Assistance Force -- the NATO-run international force -- prepare to leave the country after 12 years of war against the Taliban.

The attacker struck as the service members visited a clinic Western forces had helped build near Bagram military base, according to Waheed Seddiqi, a spokesman for the Parwan provincial government.

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- Fazul Rahim

Reuters contributed to this report.