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Published:March 13th, 2008 03:14 EST
Bomb kills 6 near Kabul's airport

Bomb kills 6 near Kabul's airport

By SOP newswire

Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber has killed six civilians near Kabul's airport.

They say Thursday's attack was aimed at vehicles used by coalition forces in Afghanistan. The blast wounded at least 18 other people, but no foreign troops were badly injured.

On Wednesday, top United Nations peacekeeping official Jean-Marie Guehenno said the Taliban insurgency has been worse than expected. He told the Security Council a better coordination with NATO forces and the Afghan government is needed to stabilize the country.

In other developments Wednesday, British forces killed four civilians during an air strike aimed at Taliban forces in the southern province of Helmand.

Nearby, Pakistani officials say two women and two children were killed in Pakistan by artillery shells fired by coalition forces in Afghanistan. Few other details about were released.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.