German embassy hit in Kabul, 5 die

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Old 18-Jan-2009
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A suicide car bomb killed a US service member, four Afghan civilians and wounded 19 others in an attack outside a US military base and the German Embassy in the Afghan capital on Saturday, officials and witnesses said.

A sewage tanker and several cars were burning at the scene and there were blood stains on the road as police loaded bodies and wounded onto the back of pick-up trucks and ambulances ferried wounded to nearby hospitals, a witness said. One US service member died, while six US service members and a US civilian were wounded, a US forces statement said. Four Afghan civilians were killed and 19 were wounded, the interior ministry said in a statement. An official at the presidential palace said earlier two civilians had been killed and 23 others were wounded. Meanwhile, the Taliban has taken responsibility of the suicide attack. In a statement posted on their website, the Taliban said one of their bombers, named Sham-ul-Rahman, carried out the attack

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