Taliban Attack on Restaurant in Afghan Capital Kills at Least 21
At least 21 people, including two Americans, were killed Friday evening in a commando-style attack by Taliban insurgents on a popular Lebanese restaurant in the Afghan capital, local officials said Saturday.
The attack, one of the deadliest in Kabul in years, began when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the restaurant gate just after 7 p.m. Friday, according to the Interior Ministry. Gunmen then entered and started shooting in the busy dining room.
After a sporadic exchange of gunfire that lasted nearly two hours, security forces said they had shot dead the two attackers inside.