KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed at least 15 people in vehicles that had been diverted from a main road after an earlier attack in southern Afghanistan.
Local government spokesman Dawkhan Menapal says two SUVs carrying civilians were traveling on a side road after the main road was blocked following a suicide bombing targeting a convoy of NATO troops in Kandahar province.
Menapal says the suicide bomber in the earlier attack detonated his explosives on in front of the convoy carrying troops with the U.S.-led coalition in the Maywand district of Kandahar province. He says there were no serious casualties reported in that attack.
The international alliance says it's aware of an incident but has not provided any details.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the earlier attack on Monday but blamed international forces for the roadside bombing, saying the foreign forces were trying to hurt the reputation of the Islamic militant movement by making it look like the Taliban were killing civilians.
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