Damaged sign of Taverna du Liban after Kabul bomb attack, 18 Jan 2014
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Lebanese owner who died defending Kabul restaurant

A senior IMF official and four UN employees were among 21 people killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack on a restaurant in Kabul, officials say.

Canadians, Lebanese, Britons and Americans were among the 13 foreign victims; the other eight were Afghans.

Taverna du Liban restaurant in Kabul's Wazir Akbar Khan area is popular with foreign nationals, diplomats and aid workers, and was busy with diners at the time of the attack.

Lyse Doucet reports.

  • 18 Jan 2014
  • From the section Asia