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Advisors die in Kabul suicide blast

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 00:34

Three foreign advisors and an Afghan national die in a suicide blast outside Kabul International Airport. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION A Taliban suicide bomber detonated explosives on Tuesday (July 22) 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 claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack. 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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Advisors die in Kabul suicide blast

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 00:34