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Three advisers die in Kabul blast
22 Jul 2014 10:10
Three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter have been killed in a suicide bomb attack outside Kabul International Airport.
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The nationalities of the foreign advisers were not immediately clear.
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The explosion comes days after one of the most audacious militant attacks in a year on the airport, which is used by both civilians and the military.
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A Taliban spokesman said it had carried out the attack and claimed that 15 "invader" soldiers were killed or wounded.
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At least five Taliban attackers were killed by Afghan security forces during the attack.
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Kabul airport is home to a major operational base for NATO-led forces that have been fighting the Taliban for 12 years.
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Security includes soldiers and police, guard towers and checkpoints.
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Militants often fire rockets into the airport, causing little damage, but frontal attacks on the heavily guarded facility are rare and represent an ambitious target for insurgents.
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