Friday, August 19, 2011

Death in Kabul



“Kabul attack death toll rises to 10”



“The death toll from twin suicide attacks on a British compound in Kabul and an ensuing gunbattle has climbed to at least 10, Afghan police and eyewitnesses said today.

A government official said at least two policemen were also injured in
the attack, which came as Afghans mark Independence Day from Britain in 1919.
He said one suicide bomber first detonated a car laden with explosives outside the
British Council in the western part of Kabul this morning.
A second bomber penetrated inside the complex and set off an explosives vest.
The blasts sparked a five-hour gunbattle between Afghan security forces and an unknown
number of insurgents inside the compound.

The Nato-led force in Afghanistan and the British embassy in Kabul confirmed there had been two explosions near the British Council, which is a state-funded agency running mainly cultural programmes. It is not part of the main British embassy in the diplomatic area of Kabul. (...)”

in Irish Times


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