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Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Suicide bomber attack Afghan soldiers in bus, 12 killed

The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a minibus full of Afghan soldiers south of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring seven, officials and witnesses said.

Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, a defense ministry spokesman, said six soldiers and six civilians were killed and seven soldiers were injured.

The bomber was in a Toyota Corolla that struck the minibus in the Chihulsutoon area south of Kabul, said Aziz Ahmad, an Afghan army officer at the site of the blast.

The blast was third suicide attack in the city in the last eight days. The minibus was demolished and its mangled frame lay on the side of the road.

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