Nightly News   |  January 17, 2014

Taliban Claims Responsibility for Deadly Kabul Attack

The attack in Afghanistan Friday is being called a massacre.

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>>> an awful attack in afghanistan today is being called a massacre, raising new questions about stability in that country. at least 16 people are dead, most of them foreigners, including a british citizen and the imf's representative in afghanistan. the target was a well known restaurant in kabul's embassy district that's popular with westerners and diplomats and journalists and well-to-do locals. a suicide bomber blew himself up outside. in the chaos, then two gunmen entered the restaurant at the dinner hour and opened fire. four u.n. civilian personnel are so far unaccounted for. no u.s. casualties reported so far. the taliban has claimed responsibility for this brazen attack.