Brit killed in suicide attack

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.

British national killed in Afghan suicide bomb attack

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.

The damaged security tower at the site of the suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The damaged security tower at the site of the suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

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.

People stand at the site of the suicide bomb and gun attack.
People stand at the site of the suicide bomb and gun attack. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

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.

British security consultant dies in Afghanistan

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.

British national Mark Duffus was working as a security consultant when he died in Afghanistan.
British national Mark Duffus was working as a security consultant when he died in Afghanistan. Credit: LinkedIn/Mark Duffus

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".

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