Taliban attack on supply base in Afghan capital kills six

July 2, 2013 08:12

KABUL - Taliban insurgents including a suicide bomber in a truck killed six people in an attack on a foreign logistics and supply company in Kabul on Tuesday, police said, the latest in a string of daring assaults in the Afghan capital.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the early morning attack in an area in the north of Kabul used by a number of foreign companies supplying NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Violence is escalating across Afghanistan as NATO-led combat troops prepare to leave by the end of 2014.

Kabul police chief General Ayoub Salangi said two truck drivers working for the foreign logistics company and four Nepalese guards were killed in the attack. Three other employees were wounded, he said.

The attack began when one of the insurgents drove an explosives-laden truck into a vehicle bay in the compound north of Kabul airport, detonating an explosion that left a crater six metres (20 feet) deep and about 15 metres wide.

"It made a hole the size of a pool," Salangi said.

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