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Indians, Briton killed in Kabul assault

Indians, Briton killed in Kabul assault

Jul 03, 2013 - 10:07

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Three Indian, a British and four Nepalese citizens were killed in Tuesday's attack on a private logistics firm's office in Kabul, the foreign ministries in New Delhi and London said.

At least two Afghan civilians were among those killed in the truck bombing, followed by gunfire, the latest in a series of brazen insurgent strikes in the high-security capital, the Kabul police chief said.

A group of Talibaninfo-icon suicide attackers targetted a base the company that provides logistics services to NATO-led troops, one police official told Pajhwok Afghan News. The office is located in the Dispatchery area of the 9th police district.

One of the bombers blew himself up at the entrance to the heavily-fortified building and the rest trading intense gunfire with security guards, Brig. Gen. Ayub Salangi told reporters at the scene.

A 21-year-old Briton working for the Supreme Company was killed in the attack, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office said in a statement.

In New Delhi, the Ministry of Externalinfo-icon Affairs announced three Indian nationals were also killed in the gun and bomb assault. The victims' families had been notified of the deaths, the ministry added.



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