KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a suicide bomber attacked a NATO convoy in eastern Afghanistan but report no casualties in the strike.
Police Gen. Abdul Qayum Baqizai says the assailant struck Wednesday as the convoy was traveling to the airport near the capital of Khost province, which borders Pakistan. NATO command could not confirm the attack and Afghan authorities had no further details.
NATO operates with more than 100,000 troops in the country, including some 66,000 American forces. It is handing most combat operations over to the Afghans in preparation for a pullout from Afghanistan in 2014. Militant groups, including the Taliban, rarely face NATO troops head-on and rely mainly on roadside bombs and suicide attacks.