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Ambush in Afghanistan, eight civilians killed.

Eight Afghan civilians were killed and 25 others wounded Sunday in Kabul, Afghanistan, when suspected Taliban gunmen attacked a convoy of the U.S.-led military coalition, the U.S. military said.

According to the coalition, the attack was a "complex ambush" with the convoy coming under small-arms fire from several directions after the initial bombing in Nangarhar province, near Jalalabad.

The civilian death toll was revised down from 16, the Combined Joint Task Force 76 said, according to the Defense Department Web site.

"We regret the death of innocent Afghan citizens as a result of the Taliban extremists' cowardly act," said Lt. Col. David Accetta.