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NATO troops and Afghan police killed in blast
« on: July 08, 2014, 02:45:45 AM »
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At least four NATO soldiers and two policemen have been killed in a suicide blast in eastern Afghanistan that also injured more than 10 civilians, police said.

ISAF, the NATO-led international force in the country, released a separate statement confirming four of its troops were killed.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message to the Reuters news agency.

The attack came a day after Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah's camp rejected preliminary results of last month's run-off election as a "coup" against the people, putting him on a dangerous collision course with his rival, Ashraf Ghani.

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Tuesday that any attempt to take power illegally following a disputed presidential election run-off would cost Afghanistan US support.

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