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American among three killed in Kabul suicide bomb attack

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By Fazul Rahim and Courtney Kube, NBC News

KABUL, Afghanistan – An American was among three NATO military personnel killed by a suspected suicide bomb attack on a convoy on the eastern outskirts of Kabul Friday, according to U.S. and local officials.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said it a statement that the bomb was a "suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device," but did not give the nationalities of those involved, in accordance with policy.

However, a senior U.S. military official told NBC News one of the three was an American.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility in a message on his Twitter account, according to Reuters.

The attack comes as President Hamid Karzai deliberates over an agreement allowing U.S. forces to stay in the country beyond 2014.

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