KABUL — A car bomb exploded near the entrance to the military airport in Kabul early Tuesday in an apparent attack on a NATO convoy, killing at least five and wounding seven others, Afghan officials told FOX News.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, the third major attack by insurgents in the capital in four weeks.
U.S. and NATO forces said they did not yet have details on the incident or casualties, but the chief of Kabul's criminal investigation department, Abdul Ghafar Sayadzada, confirmed fatalities.
Sayadzada said he was briefed by NATO forces, who said at least one international soldier was wounded.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility and said a homicide car bomber rammed into a NATO convoy and destroyed three Land Cruisers.
The early morning blast rattled windows more than a mile away, and vehicles still burned more than an hour later as fire trucks ringed the area. Small blasts could be heard, likely from ammunition exploding inside the vehicles.
A police official for the area, Rohullah, said the attack appeared to be against a NATO convoy. Like many Afghans, the official goes by one name.