A suicide bomber slipped through the Afghan capital's tight security ring Sunday, killing three civilians near a busy market two days ahead of an international conference hosting representatives from about 60 nations, officials said.
An American service member died in a roadside bombing in the south and other weekend attacks left 14 Afghans dead, reports said, as the Taliban meet the arrival of thousands more U.S. troops this year with a rising tide of violence.
The Kabul bomber was on foot near the market and his target was unclear, police official Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada said. Hospitals reported three civilians killed, including a child, public health official Kabir Amiri said. Health Ministry spokesman Ghulam Sakhi Kargar said about 45 people were wounded.