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Afghan official: Suicide car bomber targets US troops in the east, kills 3 Afghan civilians

  • Afghan and U.S. soldiers gather at the site of a suicide attack that targeted a convoy of U.S. troops in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Aghanistan, Friday, April, 10, 2015. An Afghan official says the bomb killed and wounded several civilians. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo)

    Afghan and U.S. soldiers gather at the site of a suicide attack that targeted a convoy of U.S. troops in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Aghanistan, Friday, April, 10, 2015. An Afghan official says the bomb killed and wounded several civilians. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. military vehicles stage at the site of a suicide attack that targeted a convoy of American troops in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Aghanistan, Friday, April 10, 2015. An Afghan official says the bomb killed and wounded several civilians. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo)

    U.S. military vehicles stage at the site of a suicide attack that targeted a convoy of American troops in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Aghanistan, Friday, April 10, 2015. An Afghan official says the bomb killed and wounded several civilians. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. military vehicles stage at the site of a suicide attack that targeted a convoy of American troops in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Aghanistan, Friday, April 10, 2015. An Afghan official says the bomb killed and wounded several civilians. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo)

    U.S. military vehicles stage at the site of a suicide attack that targeted a convoy of American troops in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Aghanistan, Friday, April 10, 2015. An Afghan official says the bomb killed and wounded several civilians. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has targeted a convoy of U.S. troops in the country's east, killing three Afghan civilians and wounding four. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

The provincial police chief's spokesman, Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal, says Friday's attack took place on a road near the Jalalabad city airport in Nangarhar province.

He says none of the American soldiers were hurt in the bombing.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says the insurgent group was behind the attack.

The bombing comes just two days after an Afghan soldier turned his weapon of American troops at the Nangarhar provincial governor's compound in Jalalabad, killing one U.S. soldier and wounding eight others. No one has claimed responsibility for that attack so far.