NATO: Afghan bombing kills 13 Americans

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO says the 13 people killed when a suicide bomber rammed a military convoy in Kabul included five coalition troops and eight civilian contractors.

NATO initially reported that all 13 killed were service members. But after further identification, it confirmed that eight were civilians working for the coalition.

A U.S. official says all were Americans, but Canadian defense spokesperson Lt. Col. Christian Lemay told The Associated Press that a Canadian soldier was among the troopers killed. Canadian military officials have not yet released the soldier's identity or further details.

The Taliban suicide bomber hit an armored NATO bus Saturday in the deadliest attack on coalition forces in Kabul since the war began.


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