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Canadian, Afghan employee of Canadian embassy injured in Kabul suicide bombing

Canadian suffered non-lifethreatening injuries while the Afghan embassy employee was seriouslyinjured

KABUL, Afghanistan — One Canadian living in Kabul and an Afghan employee of the Canadian Embassy there were injured in Saturday’s suicide bomb attack outside NATO’s headquarters.

Foreign Affairs officials say the Canadian, whose name hasn’t been released, suffered non-life threatening injuries while the Afghan embassy employee was seriously injured.

The Taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack that killed seven Afghans and wounded more than 90.

Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon condemned the bombing, calling it a “cowardly and despicable act.”

An emergency information line has been set up in Ottawa for friends and relatives of Canadians believed to be in Kabul.

Afghans go to the polls this Thursday for presidential and provincial council elections that the Taliban have vowed

 
 
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