Category: World / October 1, 2012 4:15 PM EDT
A suicide bomber killed 14 people, including three NATO soldiers and four police in Afghanistan’s volatile eastern Khost province on Monday. In addition to those killed 37 civilians were wounded. The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility, although Afghan insurgents are quick to claim any successful attack on foreign troops as their own. The bombing followed the killing of two Americans on Sunday in an exchange of fire with Afghan forces that took the death toll of U.S military and civilian personnel to over 2,000 in the 11 year war. Insider attacks by members of the Afghan security forces against NATO allies have resulted in 52 deaths this year among foreign forces and this month prompted a tightening of rules for joint patrols between coalition and Afghan forces.