KABUL, Afghanistan — Suicide bombers rammed explosive-laden cars into NATO forces in two attacks yesterday.
A German soldier and an Afghan child were among eight people killed, and at least a dozen other people were wounded. A spokesman for NATO’s peacekeeping force, Major Andrew Elmes, said the other six bodies were believed to be those of Afghans.
It was the first major assault on foreign troops in Kabul in more than a year.
Today, police blamed Al Qaeda for the bombings. Police commander General Mohammed Akbar said only Al Qaeda has the capability to pull off such a coordinated attack. ”Al Qaeda is definitely behind this attack,” he said.
Troops appeared to have thwarted a third bombing by shooting to death three people in a car who reportedly had been racing toward the scene of the blasts.
The bombs went off within 90 minutes of each other on a 500-yard stretch of road, near the headquarters of Afghan-UN election organizers. In each case, the attackers rammed cars into NATO vehicles…