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Kabul restaurant blast: 21 killed, 13 of them foreigners

Published on Jan 18, 2014 3:11 PM

KABUL (AFP) - A total of 21 people, including 13 foreigners, died in a Taleban suicide assault on a popular restaurant in Kabul, police said on Saturday, with two British citizens and two Canadians among those confirmed dead.

Desperate customers tried to hide under tables as one attacker detonated his suicide vest at the fortified entrance to the Taverna du Liban and two other militants stormed inside and opened fire.

Among the dead were two British citizens, two Canadians, a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative from Lebanon, and the restaurant's Lebanese owner, who reportedly died after he tried to fire back at the attackers.

Four United Nations' staff were killed, though their nationalities was not confirmed.

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