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Two suicide attacks in Kabul kill 2, injure 11
Updated: 2005-11-15 00:43

Two suicide attacks happened Monday afternoon killed two, including a NATO peacekeeper, and injured 11in Afghan capital Kabul, and the third attack was foiled by the police, Afghan officials said.

"A suicide attacker rammed his Corolla car to an ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) car at about 3 p.m. in Jalalabad Road. One ISAF soldier and the attacker were killed. Seven persons including two ISAF soldiers, two Afghan policemen and three civilians were injured," Interior Ministry spokesman Yusuf Stanikzai told Xinhua.

The two injured Afghan policemen, he added, were stationed at the UN office nearby.

Meantime, ISAF spokesperson Annie Jackson confirmed the death of one soldier and the injury of other two of the multinational troops, but declined to identify their nationality.

On the other hand, local police at the site of the explosion identified the victims as German nationals.

Only one hour after the first explosion, the second suicide attack happened in the same area that injured four persons.

"A Corolla car intentionally hit a Land Rover driven by Greek soldiers near British troops' compound in Pul-e-Charkhi area on Jalalabad road, and resulted in the burning of both vehicles. Fourpersons including a Greek soldier, an Afghan soldier and two children were injured," a police officer from Rapid Reaction Force told Xinhua but refused to be named.

Another Corolla car, he said, was going to ram into another foreigner's car. But it had been stopped by police shooting. The driver managed to escape.

Following the incidents, the police have closed off the area with police band and stationed in sensitive areas to check any possible attacks in the capital.

Both the Germans and Greeks were part of some 11,000-strong NATO-led ISAF forces stationed in Afghanistan after the collapse of Taliban in late 2001 for the cleanup operation of Taliban remains.

No one has claimed responsibility but the Taliban militants whovowed to overthrow the government and evict US-dominated foreign troops from the post-war nation have intensified their attacks since the beginning of this year during which over 1,500 people have been killed.

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