Friday, January 17, 2014

Associated Press - Suicide bomber attacks popular Afghan restaurant --- KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber blew himself up Friday outside a restaurant in central Kabul that is popular with officials, foreigners and business people. At least two men were shot dead in the vicinity of the restaurant, officials said. -- Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said the attack took place just after dark against the Lebanese restaurant Taverna in the diplomatic quarter. A single, loud explosion could be heard, followed by automatic weapon fire around the restaurant for about 20 minutes. -- Deputy Interior Minister Ayoub Salangi said that the suicide bomber died in the attack and two other men were shot and killed in the vicinity of the restaurant. -- Salangi added that “there were a number of people wounded, including drivers and people waiting outside and in neighboring houses.” -- There are a number of embassies, foreign non-governmental organization and Afghan officials living in the area. The restaurant itself was heavily fortified. - More, at:


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