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Taliban Kill Eight At British Government-Backed Cultural Center In Kabul

08/20/2011 05:41 am 05:41:30 | Updated Oct 19, 2011

Taliban guerrillas disguised as women attacked a British cultural center in Kabul, killing eight people and injuring 22, as Afghans marked their country’s full independence from Britain.
Two early morning car bomb explosions jolted Kabul and raised a column of black smoke from the compound of the British Council, a U.K. government-backed cultural and educational organization. The attack was the deadliest in Kabul since Taliban guerrillas killed 12 people in a five-hour commando assault on the Hotel Intercontinental on June 29.

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