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Taliban attack

Two Americans are among the dead after a terror attack that has the Capitol even more jittery than usual.
    At least 21 people died, eight Afghans and thirteen foreigners.
        Making it the deadliest attack on foreign civilians.

Since the Afghan war began nearly thirteen years ago.

The killers struck deep inside a security zone in Kabul, the Afghan Capital.
    The Brazen dinnertime attack was brutally successful.

Their target: this restaurant popular with foreigners and wealthy Afghans.
    A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance while two gunmen stormed the back door and opened fire.
The gunmen then shot it out with Afghan security forces.
The restaurant's cook was wounded, but he escaped to tell the tale.

All the guests who were eating dinner were killed, including two U.S. civilians working for the American University of Afghanistan.
They included two U.S. civilians working for the American University of Afghanistan.
    A high-ranking official of the International Monetary Fund, and three United Nations Officials.   

The United Nations flag sagged at half-staff in their memory, as colleagues vowed to press forward.
    "The UN here of course is committed, it has been for the past many decades now in Afghanistan and remains committed to helping Afghanistan on the path to peace and stability.

Insurgent attacks have increased as US led forces prepare for their final withdrawal at the end of the year.
The Taliban say this attack was revenge for an Afghan military operation that it claims killed many civilians. It occurred in a heavily-fortified part of Kabul that foreigners had considered relatively safe.
    And it's sure to shake up their already shaky confidence in the Afghan Government.

The police chief in the sector has been suspended as authorities look for how the attackers were able to get past a ring of elaborate security measures.