Suicide Bomber Attacks British Embassy Vehicle In Afghanistan, Kills 5

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Afghanistan

A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday killing not less than five people, including a British security guard, officials said. AP was there:

An Afghan national who was driving the vehicle was also killed, and a second British security guard was wounded, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in a statement.

Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry spokesman Seddiq Sediqqi confirmed that four Afghans were killed in the attack and said another 33 civilians were wounded.

Earlier the British Embassy said no diplomats were riding in the car at the time it was hit.

“I am deeply saddened to confirm that a British national civilian security team member and an Afghan national working for the embassy were killed in the incident. A second British member of the security team was injured,” Hammond said.

Families of the victims had been informed, his statement said, but gave no further details.

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