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Afghan Interior Ministry says suicide bomber targets foreign forces in the capital Kabul

  • Afghan and foreign soldiers inspect the site of a bomb attack that targeted several armored vehicles belonging to forces attached to the NATO Resolute Support Mission, in downtown of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the Kabul city police chief, said that three Afghan civilians were wounded in the attack that damaged one of the vehicles but caused no fatalities. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghan and foreign soldiers inspect the site of a bomb attack that targeted several armored vehicles belonging to forces attached to the NATO Resolute Support Mission, in downtown of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the Kabul city police chief, said that three Afghan civilians were wounded in the attack that damaged one of the vehicles but caused no fatalities. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

  • A U.S. soldier directs his colleague at the site of a bomb attack that targeted several armored vehicles belonging to forces attached to the NATO Resolute Support Mission, in downtown of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the Kabul city police chief, said that three Afghan civilians were wounded in the attack that damaged one of the vehicles but caused no fatalities. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    A U.S. soldier directs his colleague at the site of a bomb attack that targeted several armored vehicles belonging to forces attached to the NATO Resolute Support Mission, in downtown of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the Kabul city police chief, said that three Afghan civilians were wounded in the attack that damaged one of the vehicles but caused no fatalities. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

  • A U.S. soldier directs his colleague at the site a bomb attack that targeted several armored vehicles belonging to forces attached to the NATO Resolute Support Mission, in downtown of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the Kabul city police chief, said that three Afghan civilians were wounded in the attack that damaged one of the vehicles but caused no fatalities. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    A U.S. soldier directs his colleague at the site a bomb attack that targeted several armored vehicles belonging to forces attached to the NATO Resolute Support Mission, in downtown of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the Kabul city police chief, said that three Afghan civilians were wounded in the attack that damaged one of the vehicles but caused no fatalities. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has targeted a convoy of foreign troops in the capital, Kabul.

Najib Danish, the ministry's deputy spokesman, said on Sunday that the attack took place in the center of the city around 9 a.m.

He says there are civilian casualties but the numbers are still unclear as the area was choked with rush hour traffic.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack via a Twitter account known to be associated with the Islamic militant group.

A NATO spokesman, U.S. Army Col. Brian Tribus, confirmed the attack — saying it was a roadside bomb.