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SUICIDE BOMBERS ATTACK CONVOY, KILLING TWO AFGHANS

KABUL, Afghanistan - In the first major attack in Kabul since July, insurgents struck at an international convoy Friday as it passed a heavily fortified residential compound, killing at least two Afghans who were in the area and wounding at least four others, officials said.

Suicide attackers detonated a car bomb around 5 p.m. near the entrance to Green Village, a compound in eastern Kabul that houses U.S. military contractors, European diplomats and U.N. employees, as the vehicles were passing by. After the assault, insurgents attacked the compound, but officials said they were unable to breach security.

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said two people were killed, a man and a woman who might have been related, and the four wounded included three women. But later Friday, a police official said three people were believed to have died. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

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