Afghan security forces investigate the aftermath of Friday's suicide attack and shooting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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A Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in the heart of the Afghan capital Kabul, killing 21 people including three United Nations staff and the IMF's top representative in Afghanistan.Thirteen foreigners were among those killed, according to police, and details about the victims began to trickle through on Saturday.The Taliban claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, calling it revenge for a U.S. air strike earlier this week that had also drawn condemnation from Karzai as eight civilians were killed.Karzai issued a statement on Saturday condemning the attack, using the opportunity to swipe at the United States for not doing enough to fight "terrorism".The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) representative in Afghanistan, 60-year-old Lebanese national Wabel Abdallah, was one of the diners killed.A British Foreign Office spokeswoman said two Britons were killed in the attack.Taliban fighters mounted several attacks in the capital during the summer months last year, but the assault on Friday inflicted far higher casualties.
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