Sunday 25 September 2016

Kabul restaurant blast victims lose battle for life

Published 02/01/2016 | 06:36

The aftermath of the suicide attack at Le Jardin restaurant (AP)
The aftermath of the suicide attack at Le Jardin restaurant (AP)

Two victims of a New Year's Day suicide bombing at a French restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan - one of them a 12-year-old boy - have died, the government has said.

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The boy and one of the security guards at the Le Jardin restaurant lost their fight for life. Another 18 people were wounded in the attack.

A second attacker, who was arrested by police, was wearing a military uniform and carrying arms and grenades.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said the bomber targeted a restaurant belonging to foreigners.

The militants have stepped up attacks across the country over the past year, following the formal end of the US and Nato combat mission.

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