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A British security contractor was killed when a suicide bomber detonated an "explosive-laden vehicle" at a NATO supplier's compound in Afghanistan early this morning.
41-year-old Mark Duffus was among at least people killed in the attack at the Kabul compound.
Five guards, four of whom were Nepalese, also died.
A Taliban insurgent drove a small truck into the logistics centre at around 4:30am local time and detonated the explosives.
Shortly afterwards four other suicide bombers "equipped with weapons" attacked the compound, killing the guards, the International Security Assistance Force said.
The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British security consultant died in Afghanistan today.
Mark Duffus, of Forres in northeastern Scotland, was working for international security management group Blue Hackle.
The circumstances of Mr Duffus' death are unknown.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national, Mark Duffus, in Afghanistan on the 2nd of July.
"We are providing consular assistance to his family at this difficult time".