Bomb explodes near US military base in Kabul

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A car bomb targeting US-led foreign troops has detonated near a US military base in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security sources say, Press TV reports.

Afghan security sources told Press TV on Friday that the bomb explosion took place very close to a US military base, dubbed Camp Phoenix, situated in the eastern part of Kabul.

According to the sources, the bomb went off when a convoy of US-led forces was passing by. The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

A statement issued by the NATO mission in Afghanistan said three members of the so-called International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in the Friday explosion.

This comes as there has been no letup in the Taliban attacks on US-led troops across Afghanistan with foreign soldiers and Afghan forces falling prey to such attacks on an almost daily basis.

According to the latest figures released by the website icasualties.org, nearly 160 US-led forces have been killed in Afghanistan so far in 2013, with most of them being Americans.

The figures also say 3,405 foreign soldiers have been killed in the war-torn country since the US-led war began more than twelve years ago.

The increasing number of military casualties in Afghanistan has caused widespread anger in the US and other NATO member states, undermining public support for the Afghan war.

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