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Seven arrested for Kabul attack on Nato convoy

Isaf soldiers carry a body away from the site of a suicide car bomb in Kabul
The attack was the deadliest this year on foreign troops

Afghan authorities say they have arrested seven people in connection with last week's attack in the capital, Kabul, which killed six Nato soldiers.

Four colonels - three of them American and one Canadian - died in the car bombing which killed 18 people.

At least 52 people were injured in the deadliest attack this year on foreign troops in the Afghan capital.

Most of the victims were Afghan civilians caught in the blast when the bomber targeted a Nato-led convoy.

The bomber struck close to the parliament during rush hour.

The seven included one schoolteacher and were taken into custody over the last week, the spokesman for Afghanistan's intelligence service, Saeed Ansari, said on Monday.

Mr Ansari said the group was responsible for at least seven other attacks in the capital since last year, including last February's attack on a guesthouse frequented by foreigners in which six Indians were killed.



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