Explosion hits NATO convoy in east Afghanistan

Explosion hits NATO convoy in east Afghanistan

The attack is the latest targeting international troops, but there is no immediate word on casualties.

Local government spokesman Mubarez Zadran says a suicide car bomber struck the convoy as it rolled through Khost province's Mando Zayi district. He says foreign troops quickly cordoned off the road.

A spokeswoman for the international force, Lt Cmdr Katie Kendrick, confirmed the Khost explosion, but said the convoy apparently hit a roadside bomb. She said no casualties were immediately reported.

Insurgents have intensified attacks as 30,000 more American troops arrive to try to turn around the 9-year-old war and stabilise the Afghan government.(AP