Kabul: Suicide bomber strikes French restaurant

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Kabul, Jan 2: Marking the latest in the series of terror attacks, a French restaurant popular among travellers to Kabul was struck by a suicide bomber. Killing two people, the restaurant La Jardin was engulfed in fire after a loud explosion pierced through the air.

This took place on the New Year's Day and a day after Afghanistan announced a four-pronged talks with Pakistan on January 11. The talks were aimed at jumpstarting peace negotiations with the resurgent Taliban.

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Meanwhile, Fraidoon Obaidi, the head of Kabul's Criminal Investigation Department said,"We can confirm a suicide car bomb attack on Le Jardin." He further added,"We are busy extinguishing the fire at the scene... two Afghans have been killed and 15 others wounded."

Fatalities included a 12-year old boy who was declared brought dead by the Italian-run Emergency Hospital in Kabul.

Claiming to have killed and injured many, the Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid took to social media to promote the organization's activities.

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