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3 NATO soldiers, 1 civilian killed in Kunar suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan: officials

Explosion in Afghanistan's Kunar leaves one Afghan civilian and three coalition soldiers dead, officials say.

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Afghan policemen inspect the wreckage of a car which was used in a suicide attack outside the premises of a logistics company working with NATO forces in the outskirts of Herat city on November 3, 2011. Two Afghan guards were killed in an assault on a logistics company working with NATO forces in western Afghanistan, police said on November 3, adding that all the attackers had been killed. (AREF KARIMI/AFP/Getty Images)

A Taliban-claimed suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan today killed three coalition soldiers and one Afghan civilian, NATO and Afghan officials said today, reported the Associated Press.

The incident took place days after the coalition announced that al-Qaida's Kunar network leader, known as Mufti Assad and Mufti Punjabi, had been killed by a Friday airstrike. 

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As is customary, NATO did not provide further details on today's assault, but local official Wasifullah Wasify told AP at least one Afghan civilian was killed and three people were injured in the attack. 

Local government sources said two suicide bombers set off their explosives outside a Kunar provincial council building, according to AP, while Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid confirmed to the the agency that the group had targeted a NATO patrol in Kunar.

International troops are set to pull out of Afghanistan by 2014. 

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