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Afghanistan: Suicide car bomber targets foreign convoy near US Embassy

  • NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. ? A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. ? A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.

Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said Tuesday that the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have information about what kind of convoy or the number of casualties.

The blast happened on a busy road that runs from the U.S. Embassy to the airport. A white plume of smoke could be seen rising in the sky after a blast rattled windows in nearby neighborhoods.

The attack comes as the country's two presidential contenders continue negotiations to form some sort of national unity government.