Suicide bomber targets Afghan restaurant

2014-01-18 16:00
(Picture: AFP)

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Kabul - Afghan police say a suicide bomber has attacked a restaurant in central Kabul that is popular with officials, foreigners and business people.

There were reports of casualties.

Kabul police spokesperson Hashmat Stanikzai said the attack took place just after dark on Friday against a Lebanese restaurant in the diplomatic quarter.

Deputy Interior Minister Ayoub Salangi says there are reports of casualties but had no immediate details.

The explosion and ensuing gunfire was heard around the restaurant.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, which he said targeted foreign officials.

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