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Afghanistan: UK security worker dies in Taliban bombing

By AP Reporter

Published 18/05/2015

Afghan security forces inspect the site after a suicide bombing attack near Kabul's international airport in Afghanistan, Sunday, May 17, 2015. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near Kabul's international airport on Sunday, wounding at least 16 civilians in an attack that may have been aimed at vehicles of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan security forces inspect the site after a suicide bombing attack near Kabul's international airport in Afghanistan, Sunday, May 17, 2015. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near Kabul's international airport on Sunday, wounding at least 16 civilians in an attack that may have been aimed at vehicles of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

A British security worker was killed when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near the international airport in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.

Two other people were killed and 18 wounded in the attack, which appears to have targeted vehicles of the European Union police training mission.

A spokeswoman for EUPOL, Sari Haukka-Konu, said that one non-mission member who was travelling in a EUPOL vehicle had been killed. "All mission members who were in the vehicle are in a safe place and their injuries are not believed to be fatal," she said. "A non-EUPOL person inside the vehicle is deceased."

The British Embassy in Kabul confirmed the British security contractor's death. It said next of kin had been informed but did not release further details.

Interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said two Afghan women were killed in the blast. He said three foreigners had been wounded.

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