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IMF chief says its representative killed in Kabul

English.news.cn   2014-01-18 10:43:52

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF)chief on Friday said its resident representative in Afghanistan was killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.

"We have just learned that our dear colleague and friend Wabel Abdallah, our resident representative in Afghanistan, was killed in an attack at a restaurant in Kabul in which many people were killed," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a statement.

"This is tragic news, and we at the fund are all devastated," she added.

Wabel Abdallah, a 60-year-old Lebanese national, had been IMF's resident representative in the Afghan capital since 2008.

The attack occurred at a Lebanese restaurant in a section of the Afghanistan capital popular with foreigners. Fourteen Afghan and foreign civilians were killed, including three UN staff members.

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