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Attack on British Council kills 10 – but panic room saves teachers

Yesterday G4S Secure Solutions, the security contractor that guards the council’s staff confirmed that three of its Afghan employees were killed while six others, three Nepalese former Gurkhas and three Afghans, were injured

By Terri Judd and Aleem Agha in Kabul   The Independent  August 20, 2011

The Taliban brought terror to the streets of Kabul again yesterday with a double suicide strike at the British Council compound in the Afghan capital, which left at least 10 people dead.

Militants stormed the building, starting an eight-hour gun battle with Afghan security forces and New Zealand special forces as teachers from the charity sheltered in a panic room.

The attack, apparently timed to coincide with the 92nd anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence from Britain, was aimed at the UK. Once again, though, it was the locals who bore the brunt of the violence

Read more here

August 20, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Casualties, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, G4S | , , , ,

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