Six Italian soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing attack in the Afghan capital Kabul today.
Four others were injured when an explosive-filled car rammed into two vehicles carrying 10 soldiers from the NATO-backed international force.
At least six vehicles were burned, including one Humvee with an Italian flag painted on the side.
At least 10 Afghan civilians were also killed and 52 wounded.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing.
The explosion was the fourth major attack in the capital in five weeks.
On September 8, a Taliban car bomb exploded near the entrance to the military airport in Kabul in an apparent attack on a Nato convoy that killed three civilians.