Two US Contractors Killed by Kabul Car Bomb

Attack on a NATO convoy


Two civilians working for the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan were killed Monday in a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in eastern Kabul, officials said.

An official at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, near the site of the blast, said the victims were American security advisors who work on a State Department-funded program to bolster the Afghan corrections system.

The advisors had just left the prison when their convoy was attacked, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.