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Attack on British Embassy vehicle in Kabul

British Embassy vehicle moving through the city

At 1020 am local time this morning in Kabul a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated targeting a British Embassy vehicle moving through the city. 

A local member of the Embassy staff and an expatriate G4S security team member were both killed in the explosion.  A second British member of the G4S security team was injured.  An investigation into the incident is underway and therefore we are unable to comment further at this time.

Next of kin have been informed and we will continue to provide them with support.  Our thoughts and most heartfelt condolences are with the families, friends and colleagues of those involved in this tragic incident.