Afghan policeman walks in front of two British military vehicles at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul
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British Council attacked in Kabul

Suicide attackers have stormed the British Council office in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least nine people and taking over the compound for hours.

After a suicide car bomb destroyed the compound wall, a number of heavily armed men forced their way inside.

The Taliban said the attack marked the anniversary of Afghanistan's independence from the UK in 1919.

The UK Foreign Office said all British citizens had safely been removed from the building.

Sporadic gunfire was heard from the area after the explosions, as Quentin Sommerville explains from Kabul.

  • 19 Aug 2011
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