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Taleban attack on US guesthouse kills Afghan girl

Published on Mar 29, 2014 1:09 AM

KABUL (AFP) - Taleban militants on Friday attacked a Kabul guesthouse used by a US anti-landmine charity, killing two people including one girl as gunfire and explosions rocked the Afghan capital one week before the presidential election.

A terrified group of foreigners, including several young children, briefly took shelter behind a generator on the street as Afghan special force commandos fought militants for more than three hours.

"One small Afghan girl, who was a passer-by, has been killed. We managed to safely evacuate 31 foreign nationals from inside the building," Kabul police chief Mohammad Zaher told AFP.

The interior ministry spokesman said one driver had also been killed.

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