Two Brits among 21 killed in Kabul suicide bomb blast

Two British nationals were among 21 people killed in a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant in Kabul, the Foreign Office confirmed. Ed Miliband has paid tribute to Labour MEP candidate Del Singh, one of the Brits that died.

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Scene of Kabul attack that killed IMF and UN officials

Three United Nations staff were among as many as 15 killed in a suicide bomb attack outside a popular Lebanese restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan, a UN spokesman said.

Afghan policemen inspect the wreckage of a vehicle outside the Lebanese restaurant where suicide attackers struck in Kabul. Credit: Reuters

"Three United Nations personnel, along with a number of those from other international organisations, are now confirmed dead," UN spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement.

A man smashes the windscreen of a damaged car in order for him to be able to have a clear view when driving it away from the site. Credit: Reuters

IMF representative Wabel Abdallah, a 60-year-old Lebanese national, was killed in the explosion, the IMF said. He had been leading the Fund's office in Kabul since 2008.

An as-yet unnamed Briton was among the victims the blast at the popular Taverna du Liban restaurant.

Afghan security forces walk near a damaged vehicle outside the site of a suicide attack, in Kabul. Credit: Reuters

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