|MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) -- Three German soldiers and four civilians were killed in a suicide bombing on Saturday in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, Afghan security officials said.
The bomber struck as the soldiers patrolled the city of Kunduz, said General Nur Mohammad, chief of the Kunduz security department.
Four civilians died in the blast and another 14 people, including two German soldiers, were wounded, another official said.
The German soldiers were patrolling on foot and in a vehicle when the suicide bomber struck.
"Suddenly we heard a big sound. We were frightened," said Aziz, a shopkeeper. "We saw very thick smoke and people rushing to escape."
A security official blamed Taliban militants for the blast.