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Two killed in suicide bomb attack in Afghan capital

Published on Nov 21, 2012 1:43 PM

KABUL (REUTERS) - A suicide bomber killed two Afghan guards outside a foreign-run military compound in the main diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday; an attack that was quickly claimed by the Taleban.

"The bomber killed himself in front of the compound. Two people were killed and two more were wounded, all Afghan guards," said Interior Ministry spokesman Mr Najib Danesh.

Dozens of police swarmed to the area, where shattered glass from cars lay on the ground, and cordoned it off.

Embassy sirens sounded and ambulances could be heard after the blast, which happened in the area where the US and British embassies and the headquarters of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) are located. A spokesman for ISAF said that one of its vehicles had been damaged.

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