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Afghan Restaurant Attack Kills 21

A popular restaurant in Kabul was attacked by a Taliban suicide bomber on Friday, killing 21 in what's considered the deadliest attack against foreign civilians in 13 years, when the war began. Thirteen foreigners—including two U.S. citizens working for the American University of Afghanistan—were killed alongside eight Afghans. Two Britons (including one Labour party candidate), two Canadians, two Lebanese (the International Monetary Fund’s Lebanese representative), one Danish police officer, a Russian (a chief political affairs officer at the U.N. Mission in Afghanistan), a Malaysian (who, along with one of the Americans, worked as an adviser for Adam Smith International), and a Pakistani were among the dead. The Taliban claim the attack was in reprisal for an Afghan military operation which killed “many” civilians.