Suicide Bombing Kills 21, Including Two Americans, at Kabul Restaurant

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_7b4831e582.jpgJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images (KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A suicide bombing at a Kabul restaurant killed 21 people including four United Nations staff members and one official from the International Monetary Fund. Two of those killed in the attack at La Taverna du Liban, a Lebanese restaurant popular with foreigners, were Americans who were employed at the American University of Afghanistan. On Saturday, the police chief responsible for security in the district, an intelligence officer and one other employee were suspended.

Afghanistan's Interior Minister said that the three were under investigation due to negligence in their duties. The Taliban issued a statement claiming responsibility and saying that it was in retaliation for a recent airstrike in the Siya Gird district in Afghanistan's Parwan province.

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