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    Car bomb kills two passersby

    KABUL — A suicide car bomber attacked a small convoy of vehicles Friday near a heavily fortified private residential compound used by hundreds of foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul, killing two passersby, Afghan officials said.

    Kabul Police Chief Mohammad Zahir said the Green Village was the intended target of the attack.

    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the bombing.


    The residential compound houses contractors from various countries, European diplomatic personnel and United Nations employees.

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    It is located on the main highway connecting Kabul to the eastern city of Jalalabad and is surrounded by layers of blast walls and has dozens of armed guards.

    Green Village was last attacked by a suicide car bomber and armed attackers on May 2, 2012.

    A number of Afghan guards were killed in that assault.

    Associated Press