June 6, 2006

Taliban car bomber rams US convoy, wounded reported

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber rammed a
U.S. coalition convoy in the southern Afghan province of Khost
on Tuesday, causing casualties, but there were no immediate
reports of deaths, a U.S. military spokeswoman in Kabul said.

"We have very limited information, but there are no reports
of coalition casualties, only reports of injured," said
Lieutenant Tamara Lawrence.

The Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency said a
Taliban spokesman, Mohammad Hanif, had called to claim
responsibility for the attack by one of the militants'