TODAY   |  May 16, 2013

At least 12 killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan

At least six Americans and six Afghan citizens were killed after a convoy carrying two American soldiers and four contractors was targeted by a suicide bomber. NBC’s Atia Abawi reports.

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>>> we're also following breaking news in afghanistan, at least six americans killed by a suicide car bomber in kabul. atia abawi is there with the latest. good morning to you.

>> good morning, savannah. another deadly day here in afghanistan. at least 12 people were killed after a suicide bombing in the capital of kabul. at least six of them were americans, the other six were afghan civilian. two american soldiers , four civilian contractors in a convoy when they were targeted by the suicide bomber driving a car with explosives. the islamist group claimed responsibility for the attack. which goes to prove it's not just the taliban that the forces are fighting here.

>> thank you very much, atia