KABUL: A suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy Saturday in Kabul, Afghan police said, and an eyewitness said at least three civilians were killed in the attack.
"It was a very strong bomb," said Gulam Saki, an eyewitness at the scene. "Three civilians were killed — a man, a woman and one child — and two bodies are still under the vehicles."
Black smoke rose from burning vehicles that firefighters were spraying with water.
Two NATO helicopters landed at the scene to airlift several victims away, according to an Associated Press reporter at the scene.
Other victims were being treated on stretchers that were laid out on the pavement.
Kabul Police Chief Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi said the convoy was attacked near Darulaman Palace, the bombed-out seat of former Afghan kings on the southwest outskirts of the capital.
There was no immediate comment from the U.S.-led coalition force.