REUTERS, THE NEW YORK TIMES (USA), AL JAZEERA (Qatar)

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KABUL - A suicide attack Monday killed at least 14 people, including three NATO soldiers and four Afghan police, and wounded dozens in Afghanistan's volatile eastern Khost province.

Six civilians and an Afghan interpreter also died in the attack carried out by a bomber wearing a police uniform and riding a motorcycle packed with explosives, Reuters reports. The bomber struck after the soldiers and police got out of their vehicles to walk through the market area in Khost.

According to the New York Times, the Taliban took credit for the attack, saying that they were targeting the American and Afghan joint patrol.

The deadly attack comes just days after the death of two Americans in eastern Afghanistan brought the total number of US military and civilian personnel deaths in the 11-year-old conflict to 2,000, Al Jazeera reports.

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