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Afghanistan
Taliban hit NATO supplier's Kabul compound, kill 7, in latest attack on high profile targets
2013-07-02
[Washington Post] Taliban attackers set off a truck bomb early Tuesday and killed five security guards at a NATO
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supplier's compound in Kabul, the latest in a series of bold attacks on high profile targets in the Afghan capital.

The attacks have driven home that the Taliban have no intention of ending the violence, even though they have indicated they are willing to talk peace and have opened an office in Qatar for that purpose.

"This (attack) has no link to the grinding of the peace processor," Taliban front man Zabiullah Mujahid told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named in a telephone call. Attacks "will continue all over the country occupied by the foreigners," he said.

Before dawn, a jacket wallah drove a small truck packed with explosives to the outer gate of the logistics center used to supply NATO troops and detonated it, said Kabul provincial police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi. The kaboom blasted a huge crater in the ground and damaged a guard tower.

Two truck drivers waiting to enter the compound were killed in the blast along with the bomber, he said.

Then four gunnies stormed into the breach and battled with security guards. An Afghan police special response team and security guards battled the attackers for about an hour before killing them, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. One Afghan and four Nepalese guards were also killed, the ministry said.

In a statement on the Taliban website, Mujahid said only three gunnies were involved in the "attack on a big foreign base important for NATO logistics," listing the assailants by name.
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