A U.S. soldier arrives to the scene where a suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 16, 2013. (Credit: AP)
NATO says two of its service members and four civilian contractors were killed when a suicide car bomber struck a convoy belonging to the military alliance in the Afghan capital.
At least two children also died in Thursday's powerful explosion in eastern Kabul. The attacker rammed a car packed with explosives into the convoy as it passed the home of an Afghan lawmaker.
NATO has not confirmed the nationality of the killed troops and contractors.
A Muslim militant group, Hizb-e-Islami, claimed responsibility for the attack.
The group says it struck an American convoy on Thursday and that it has formed a special "martyrdom" unit to attack foreign troops.
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