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Three Foreign Advisers Killed in Suicide Bombing Near Kabul Airport

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Image: Afghan men look on amid broken glass and debris at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul
Afghan men look on amid broken glass and debris at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on July 22, 2014. A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on July 22, police said, in the latest blast to rock the capital during a prolonged impasse over presidential election results. SHAH MARAI / AFP - Getty Images

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KABUL — A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said. The nationalities of the foreign advisers were not immediately clear. The explosion comes days after one of the most audacious militant attacks in a year on the airport, which is used by both civilians and the military.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihulllah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack. "In this successful attack up to 15 invader soldiers were killed or wounded and many vehicles were damaged," he added. Kabul airport is home to a major operational base for NATO-led forces that have been fighting the Taliban for 12 years. Security includes soldiers and police, guard towers and checkpoints. Militants often fire rockets into the airport, causing little damage, but frontal attacks on the heavily guarded facility are rare and represent an ambitious target for insurgents.

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