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Italian forces die in Kabul blast

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At least six Italian soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack on a military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Italian defence officials say.

Two military vehicles were reported to have been hit by a suicide car bomb.

At least ten civilians were also killed and dozens injured, officials said.

The bomb went off near Kabul's diplomatic quarter in the city centre.

Allan Little reports.

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