Afghan security forces and British soldiers inspect the site of a suicide attack in the heart of Kabul.
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Three U.S. contractors were among 12 killed by a Kabul bomb that targeted their NATO convoy, the U.S.-led coalition said, making the attack one of the most lethal for U.S. citizens in Afghanistan in recent years.One U.S. contractor died when the bomb exploded and two died from their wounds, the NATO coalition known as Resolute Support said late Saturday.The Taliban, fighting to re-establish hard-line Islamist rule 14 years after they were ousted, denied it was behind the attack.The U.S. Embassy in Kabul condemned the bombing.Four U.S. DynCorp employees were killed in a similar Kabul suicide attack in 2013 .Bombings have increased in Kabul since the government and the Taliban in July confirmed that Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago, putting paid to hopes that the insurgents would quickly return to the negotiating table.
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