British ci­ti­zen killed in G4S bomb at­tack

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

A British ci­ti­zen has been killed in an “un­pro­voked, crim­i­nal at­tack” by the Tal­iban on a G4S com­pound in the Afghan cap­i­tal, the se­cu­rity firm has said.

Wahid Ma­joroh, Afghanistan’s pub­lic health min­istry spokesman, said yes­ter­day that six peo­ple were killed, as well as four at­tack­ers, with dozens more left in­jured.

The in­ci­dent, which hap­pened on Wed­nes­day, saw a Tal­iban sui­cide bomber det­o­nate ex­plo­sives as other in­sur­gents bat­tled Afghan forces in Kabul.

Char­lie Bur­bridge, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of G4S Risk Man­age­ment Group, said: “It is with great sad­ness that we can con­firm that five of our em­ploy­ees were killed and 32 were in­jured – five of them se­ri­ously – in an un­pro­voked, crim­i­nal at­tack on one of our com­pounds in Kabul.”

The com­pany said four of its em­ploy­ees who died were Afghan na­tion­als and one was British.

The se­cure com­pound which was at­tacked by the Tal­iban is called Camp An­ju­man.

The For­eign Of­fice said it is aware of the in­ci­dent and it is work­ing with the au­thor­i­ties to es­tab­lish fur­ther de­tails.

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