A spokesman for the Taliban on Twitter has confirmed the Islamic fundamentalist group was responsible for the gunfire attack on an international compound housing military contractors in eastern Kabul, Afghanistan.
Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid posted:
This attack was carried on a foreign invaders' convoy and also the important Green Village centre.
The attack began earlier today when a convoy of vehicles belonging to foreign forces were attacked by a car explosion, according to reports.
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The boy was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital where he died.
The victim, who was wearing her uniform at the time, was found knocking on doors nearly four hours after she was abducted.
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