Eight die in Afghan bomb­ing

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EIGHT peo­ple have died af­ter two sui­cide bombers at­tacked a Bri­tish Coun­cil build­ing in Afghanistan’s cap­i­tal, of­fi­cials said.

Two Afghan po­lice­men and a mu­nic­i­pal worker were among those killed in the in­ci­dent on the west side of Kabul, po­lice in Afghanistan said.

A For­eign Of­fice spokes­woman said: “We can con­firm there was an at­tack against a Bri­tish Coun­cil com­pound in Afghanistan.” She did not have de­tails of the ca­su­al­ties.

The ex­plo­sions took place in the early hours of Afghan In­de­pen­dence Day, which marks Afghanistan’s full in­de­pen­dence from Bri­tain in 1919. It was not clear whether the at­tack was con­nected.

AT­TACK: Afghan po­lice of­fi­cers se­cure the area.

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