Taliban suicide attack kills 4 foreigners in Kabul compound
The attack hit close to the outer perimeter of Kabul airport, which was targeted last week when insurgents seized a building in the same area and fired towards the airport using automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.
The Taliban opposes the election process, which is currently undergoing an audit of all eight million votes due to a dispute between the two contenders over fraud allegations.
‘Our initial reports show the explosion took place inside the foreigners’ compound -- four foreigners were killed and six were wounded,’ Kabul police chief Zahir Zahir told AFP.
‘The foreigners were exercising inside at the time.’ ‘Our teams are on the ground investigating how an attacker on a motorcycle entered the compound.’
The nationalities and jobs of the victims was not known, and there was no immediate comment from NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which is winding down its mission after a 13-year war against the Taliban.
‘The attack happened inside a joint compound used by the counter narcotics department (of the interior ministry) and foreign forces,’ Hashmat Stanakzai, spokesman for Kabul police said.