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So far this year, 97 NATO service members have been killed in Afghanistan, including at least 52 Americans.

Germany and Norway, who have troops in the region, said that none of their soldiers was involved. Germany commands alliance operations in the region.

Abdul Satar Barez, deputy governor of Faryab, said the attack occurred about 10:30 a.m. near a park in downtown Maimanah.

Associated Press writer Patrick Quinn contributed to this report.