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'No possible justification' for Kabul restaurant attack: US

Published on Jan 19, 2014 12:22 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The White House on Saturday strongly condemned a Taliban suicide attack on a Kabul restaurant that killed 21 people.

"There is no possible justification for this attack, which has killed innocent civilians, including Americans, working every day to help the Afghan people achieve a better future," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

Two Americans were among 13 foreigners who were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest in the Taverna du Liban, clearing the way for two other militants who stormed into the restaurant and fired on survivors.

Also killed were eight Afghans, Kabul's police chief said.

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