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Seven Injured In Kabul Suicide Attack

23 October 2004 -- A suicide attacker killed himself and wounded at least seven others today in the center of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Three members of the NATO-led security force were among those injured in the attack, which took place on Chicken Street -- a busy shopping area popular with foreigners. One of the soldiers is in serious condition.

Kabul Police Chief General Baba Jan said the attacker had six hand grenades strapped to his body, three of which failed to detonate.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Afghan capital has escaped any major attack during the past two months as security forces stepped up operations to stop militants from disrupting the 9 October presidential election.

In August, a car bomb in Kabul killed at least eight people, including three Americans working for a private security company.