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Only bomber dies in attack on NATO troops

KABUL, Dec 2 (KUNA) -- Only a bomber was killed in a car bomb attack on NATO forces' convoy in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, provincial police chief Sayed Aqa Saqib told reporters. The attack was carried out in Shah Walikot district of the southern Kandahar province, he said, adding that foreign soldiers were unhurt while the bomber, who detonated his explosive-packed car near their convoy, was killed. Claiming responsibility, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed several foreign soldiers were killed and injured in the attack. He would not give the exact figures. Separately, one coalition soldier was injured as the convoy he was in was attacked in the southeastern province of Paktia the same day. Provincial officials said two vehicles of the foreign troops were damaged and one soldier suffered injuries in the attack, carried out by Taliban militants. Elsewhere, Afghan officials said they had killed more than three dozen Taliban in the districts of Zerai and Shah Walikot in Kandahar province. (end) gk.ajs KUNA 021626 Dec 07NNNN