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13 foreign nationals among 21 killed in Friday's Kabul terror attack: police

English.news.cn   2014-01-18 12:16:40

KABUL, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-one people, including 13 foreigners, were killed in Friday's terror attack at the Lebanese Restaurant in Afghan capital of Kabul, the Kabul police chief said Saturday.

"A total of 21 people, including 13 foreigners, were killed in the Friday's Kabul attack at the Lebanese Restaurant," police chief General Mohammad Zahir told local media.

He said that four foreign women and an Afghan woman were among the killed.

Meanwhile, the UN mission office in Kabul said that four UN staff members were killed in the attack.

"Four United Nations personnel, along with a number of those from other international organizations, are now confirmed dead," the UN statement said.

The police chief also said that citizens from Canada, Russia, Lebanon, and the European Union countries were killed in the attack which occurred at around 19:15 local time Friday.

The restaurant is located in street 14 of Wazi Akbar Khan, the diplomatic enclave in central Kabul.

Following the attack, the Taliban insurgent group claimed responsibilities for the incident.


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