Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Briton dies in Kabul suicide blast

A British national has died in an explosion in Afghanistan

A British man killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan has been named by the Foreign Office.

Mark Duffus was one of at least seven people who died in the blast at a Nato supplier's compound in Kabul.

According to BBC News Mr Duffus was a 41-year-old security contractor from Forres in Moray, north Scotland.

He was one of five security guards killed in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Two truck drivers waiting to enter the compound were also killed with the bomber, according to Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, the head of Kabul provincial police.

The bomber drove a small truck to the logistics centre - which is used to supply Nato troops - and detonated the explosives.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are providing consular assistance to his family at this difficult time."

The Afghan Interior Ministry said four insurgents entered the compound following the explosion. An Afghan police special response team and security guards fought the attackers for around an hour before killing them.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which is the latest in a series of violent incidents in Kabul in recent months.

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