A Taliban attack that targeted Kabul offices of a British security company killed five of its staffers, including a British national, the company says. Afghan authorities also say that Thursdays attack killed a sixth person. Charlie Burbridge, the managing director of G4S Risk Management Group, said that thirty-two other employees of the company were also wounded in the attack. The attack started with a suicide bomber who rammed his explosive-packed truck into the gate of the company’s compound on Wednesday morning, followed by an hours-long gun battle with armed insurgents who stormed the compound. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, and claimed that it was in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike in the southern Helmand province that had taken place hours earlier that killed thirty people, many of whom were civilians. This could cause problems for the U.S. These recent attacks on our allies could result in increased attacks on other allies of the U.S. and an increase in fighting throughout Afghanistan.

 

Annemarie

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