British citizen killed in G4S bomb attack
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.