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3 NATO troops wounded in Afghan suicide attack

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Authorities say three NATO troops have been wounded in a suicide car bombing targeting their convoy in eastern Afghanistan.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, says the attack happened Saturday night in the province's Bhesoud district. NATO says soldiers killed the attacker and there were no other fatalities.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

The violence comes during the Taliban's annual spring offensive. They are trying to undermine the Western-backed government as foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw by the end of the year.

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