Car bomb in Afghan capital kills 2 contractors
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The international military coalition in Afghanistan says a suicide car bomb has killed two NATO civilian contractors in the capital.
An Islamic militant group claimed responsibility for Monday's attack in eastern Kabul, saying it would drive all foreign forces from Afghanistan.
Police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said the attacker slammed a car packed with explosives into a convoy near the Pul-i-Charkhi prison. He said at least seven Afghan civilians were wounded.
The U.S.-led coalition later confirmed two civilian contractors were killed. It gave no details.
A spokesman for the Hizb-i-Islami militant group said by telephone Monday that one of its fighters attacked "foreign occupiers."
Taliban insurgents and other militants have stepped up attacks in the final year of the 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan, seeking to shake confidence in the government.