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Kabul attack: Taliban in six-hour gun battle at British compound
Posted By admin On August 19, 2011 @ 3:47 am In World News | Comments Disabled
London Guardian 
Aug 19, 2011
At least eight Afghan police and one foreigner are believed to have been killed after the Taliban marked the anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence from Britain with an elaborate, multi-phased attack on the British Council building in Kabul.
The assault on the compound in the west of the city began when a suicide car bomber detonated a vehicle at the front gate of the compound.
Witnesses in nearby shops said several heavily armed insurgents then rushed out of a side street shouting, firing in the air and racing towards to the open gate. Afghan officials believed the number of attackers was between two and four.
All British nationals affected by the attack on the British Council in Kabul are now safe, said the Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt.
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