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Following the fatal bomb attack outside a Kabul restaurant, two gunmen stormed into the restaurant and started shooting at customers, security sources told Reuters, adding that foreign casualties had been taken to an international military camp in eastern Kabul.
An eyewitness told Reuters how the Kabul blast "shook the whole area".
Shkaib Sarwari said: "A suicide attack happened in a Lebanese restaurant, which shook the whole area and then gunfire started. We were very scared and when I came out all I could see was security forces around the area."
Another eyewitness, Gul Agha, told Bloomberg Businessweek that the explosion shattered windows of Norway's and other nearby embassies. The initial blast was so forceful that it was heard miles away.
The Lebanese restaurant, Taverna du Liban, was targeted during a busy time when many of the neighbourhood's Western aid workers, journalists and other expatriates were dining out.
The restaurant was lacking in common security measures, such as cement blast walls and checkpoints blocking off the street.
The bombing was the third in the Afghan capital in under two weeks.
The International Monetary Fund says its representative in Afghanistan, Wabel Abdallah, has been killed in the suicide bomb attack in Kabul.
A British national was among those killed in a suicide attack on a Kabul restaurant, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
“We can confirm the death of a British national and we standready to provide consular assistance to the family,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.
Kabul police chief Gen. Zahir Zahir has told ITV News that 16 people have been killed in the Afghan capital bomb attack, including 13 foreigners, while four U.N. employees who "could have been present in close proximity to the attack" remain "unaccounted for", the Associated Press has reported.
Gen. Zahir Zahir also confirmed that five people had been wounded.
The Foreign Office has said it is "aware of reports of the death of a British national" in Afghanistan and is urgently looking into the matter.
It follows a suicide bombing near a Lebanese restaurant in the capital Kabul which killed 13 or 14 people.
A Kabul police chief has told ITV News that 13 or 14 people have been killed and four wounded in the suicide bomber attack near a Lebanese restaurant in the Afghan capital.
The official said the fatalities were made up of a combination of foreigners and Afghans.
Islamist militant Taliban insurgents have claimed responsibility for the attack in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which hosts many embassies and restaurants catering for expatriates, according to Reuters.
A suicide bomber has attacked a Kabul restaurant popular with foreigners, according to the Associated Press.