Sunday, Sep 21, 2014

Indian-origin UK leader among foreigners killed in Kabul cafe blast

Press Trust of India | Islamabad | Posted: January 19, 2014 12:17 am

A British politician of Indian origin was among 21 people killed in a Taliban suicide attack on a popular restaurant in the Afghan capital.

Britain’s Foreign Office Saturday confirmed the death of Dharmender Singh Phangurha, also known as Del Singh. He was a Labour Party candidate from the South East for the European Parliament, BBC reported.

The attack occurred Friday evening when a bomber blew himself up outside Taverna du Liban restaurant in the upmarket neighbourhood of Wazir Akbar Khan. Two gunmen then entered the restaurant and started “indiscriminately killing” people inside.

Two Americans, two Britons, two Canadians, a senior International Monetary Fund representative from Lebanon and four UN staff were also killed in the attack.

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