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Deadly attack on NATO supply compound in Afghanistan kills seven

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Seven people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide truck bomb, accompanied by a gun attack, blasted at the compound used by a foreign NATO supply company in Kabul.

The explosion destroyed the entrance of the compound and left a large crater in the ground and reduced walls and a guard post to a pile of rubble and twisted steel, AFP news agency reported.

Four Nepalese guards, one Afghan guard and two Afghan civilians were killed in the attack, a Kabul police chief told AFP, which added that four other people were wounded.

Kabul has been hit by a series of recent suicide strikes including on the Supreme Court, the airport and close to the presidential palace.

Taliban insurgents had said they were behind the spate of strikes, but it is still unclear who was behind Tuesday’s attack.

Police said the attack targeted a transport logistics company working with international forces and that some suicide vests were later detonated by security forces.

(With AFP)