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Kabul, Afghanistan: Car Bomb Kills 2, Injures 15 at French Restaurant in City, Reports Say

Kabul, Afghanistan: Car Bomb Kills 2, Injures 15 at French Restaurant in City, Reports Say:

Two people have been killed by a suicide bomber at a French eatery popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say.

All the victims are civilians that are Afghan and among the attackers was caught.
Gunshots were apparently heard following the explosion and security forces raced to Taimani, where the strike happened..

Reuters reported that a 12-year old son was killed, mentioning medical workers.

In December, six people were killed by insurgents, including two Spanish police officers, when they stormed a guesthouse connected to the Spanish embassy in Kabul.

Taimani is situated near a district that has many foreign embassies and government buildings.
The Taliban have stepped up assaults on high profile targets in Afghanistan in recent months.

Twenty one individuals, including 13 foreigners, were killed in bomb attack and a promised Taliban gun on a favorite Lebanese eatery in Kabul last January.

A journalist in Kabul, Ruchi Kumar, told the BBC that the Le Jardin restaurant is well safeguarded, with security tests and several heavy metal doors.

Several windows apparently shattered in the neighbourhood.

“My house trembled to the basis and I reside three roads away,” Ms Kumar said.

The strike comes as Pakistan and Afghanistan make an effort to set the ground for peace discussions with the Taliban. Discussions broke down in July after it was disclosed the group’s leader, Mullah Omar had perished in 2013

Discussions between Pakistan, Afghanistan, the US and China will likely be held on January 11 in Pakistan.

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