Afghanistan

Suicide Bombing in Kabul Restaurant Kills More than a Dozen

Both Afghans and foreigners victims

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At least 13 people, including both Afghans and foreigners, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a popular Lebanese restaurant in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday, police said.

Islamist militant Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which hosts many embassies and restaurants catering for expatriates.

"More than 13 people were killed, Afghan and foreigners," said Mohammad Zahir, Kabul's police chief, adding that the nationalities of the foreign casualties were not immediately clear.