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Afghan suicide attack hits UK embassy car in Kabul

November 27, 2014 5:01 pm

A suicide bomber has hit a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan member of staff among those killed.

The Briton who died was a member of the embassy security team, as was another UK national who was wounded.

Three other Afghans were killed and more than 30 wounded in the attack, which the Taliban say they carried out.

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Hours later, Taliban fighters staged an attack in the wealthy Kabul neighbourhood of Wazir Akbar Khan.

Witnesses described hearing several explosions and a gun battle before the area was secured by police.

Bodyguards belonging to Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum reportedly fought with the attackers.

Several embassies, foreign compounds and international agencies are located in the district.

It is not clear what the target of the second attack was.

The Taliban has been targeting foreigners in recent attacks.

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