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Suicide Attackers Strike U.S. Aid Group In Northern Afghanistan


Afghan children walk along a street in Konduz as smoke rises from the site of the June 2 attack.

Afghan children walk along a street in Konduz as smoke rises from the site of the June 2 attack.

KABUL -- Suspected Taliban militants have attacked the compound of a U.S. aid group in northern Afghanistan, according to RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan and news agencies.

The governor of Konduz Province said those killed included a British national, a German thought to be a private security guard, and a Filipino, as well as two Afghan policemen.

The foreigner was believed to be a German private security guard.

Some 20 people were reported injured.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Konduz Governor Mohammad Omar said at least four suicide bombers attacked the building of a contractor firm working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Konduz city.

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to the building.
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