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Foreign national dies after shooting in Kabul

A foreign national was shot in the head and killed in central Kabul on Tuesday, a witness to the attack and a doctor told AFP. "A dead body of a foreign national was brought to the emergency hospital this morning," the doctor at the Kabul hospital who declined to be named, said. emh/bgs/pdw/pdh

Foreign national shot in head in central Kabul

A foreign national was shot in the head and badly injured in central Kabul on Tuesday, a witness who declined to be named told AFP. "I heard a single gunshot and saw the man fall down," said the witness at the scene in a district close to a Lebanese restaurant in the Afghan capital where 21 people, including 13 foreigners, were killed in January. sak/bgs/pdw/pdh

Afghan ghost towns a symbol of lost hope

Aliceghan was supposed to be a haven for war-torn Afghanistan's returning refugees and a symbol of resurgence after the dark years of the Taliban. Six years on, it has come to highlight the myriad obstacles facing development projects in the country and an exodus of residents has left it feeling like a ghost town. Located about an hour's drive north of Kabul, the settlement was constructed on a stretch of dry, rocky land allocated by the government to house 1,100 families driven out of their homeland during more than four decades of conflict.

Suicide bomber kills four in Kabul attack on Afghan army bus

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked an Afghan army bus in Kabul on Sunday, killing four people and wounding up to 22, police said, the latest incident in a worrying surge of violence in the Afghan capital over the past 10 days. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, the worst since a devastating assault on a popular restaurant on January 17 killed 21 foreigners and Afghans.

Two Canadians accountants in Gatineau firm among 21 killed in Afghan explosion

GATINEAU, Que. - Two accountants who were auditing Canada's foreign aid work in Afghanistan were identified on Saturday as the two Canadians killed in a brutal suicide attack at a popular restaurant in the capital Kabul. The victims were identified as Martin Glazer of Gatineau and Peter McSheffrey of Ottawa. Both worked at the Gatineau, Que.-based consulting firm Samson and Associates. The McSheffrey family said it's grieving the loss of "a beloved husband, father, brother and son."

Death toll in Kabul restaurant attack climbs to 21

The death toll from a Taliban suicide and gun attack on a popular restaurant in central Kabul rose to 21 on Saturday, with 13 foreigners among the dead, Afghan police said. "This morning we have checked again and our latest figure is 21 killed, including 13 foreigners and eight Afghans. Five women were among the dead and about five people were injured," Kabul police chief Mohammad Zahir told AFP after the attack on Friday evening. emh/bgs/mtp

Two US citizens among Kabul attack dead

Two US citizens were among the 21 people killed in a Taliban suicide assault on a popular restaurant in Kabul, the US embassy in the Afghan capital said on Saturday. "The US Embassy has confirmed that at least two private US citizens were among the victims of last night's terrorist attack in Kabul," it said on its Twitter account. bgs/pj

At least two U.S. citizens killed in Kabul attack: embassy

KABUL (Reuters) - At least two private U.S. citizens were among the 21 people killed in Friday's attack by Taliban fighters on a restaurant in Kabul, the U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital said in a post on Twitter. The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) representative in Afghanistan and four United Nations staff were also killed when a suicide bomber and gunmen stormed the restaurant popular with expatriates. (Reporting by Jessica Donati; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

At least 14 dead, including foreigners, in Kabul blast

At least 14 people were killed, including foreigners, in multiple Taliban suicide bombings targeting a popular restaurant in Kabul on Friday, police said. "There were three attackers. All have been killed. Unfortunately, 14 people have also been killed, including some foreigners," city police chief Mohammad Zahir told reporters. us/bgs/jw

Explosion in central Kabul near foreign restaurant

KABUL (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up near a restaurant frequented by foreigners in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday in an attack followed by bursts of gunfire, a Reuters witness and security sources said. No official details of any casualties were immediately available. "First there was a suicide attack near a restaurant for foreigners where a man detonated his explosives attached to his body, and then possibly one or two insurgents entered the restaurant," one security source said.
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