KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber killed three German soldiers and seven bystanders in the northern city of Kunduz yesterday, inflicting the worst casualties on German troops in Afghanistan in nearly four years.
Three soldiers and more than a dozen other people were wounded in the attack in a crowded marketplace.
German troops are deployed mainly in Afghanistan's relatively calm north. Despite appeals from other NATO countries, German leaders have refused to make them available for a broader combat role. The mission in Afghanistan is unpopular with the German public.