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Two Canadians among 16 killed in Afghan explosion

Afghan security forces personnel investigate the Friday's suicide attack and shooting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Kabul restaurant, seen in the background, filled with foreigners and affluent Afghans, while two gunmen snuck in through the back door and opened fire Friday in a brazen dinnertime attack that killed 16 people, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
January 17, 2014 - 5:33 PM

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird's office is confirming that two Canadians were among those who died in a suicide attack at a restaurant in Afghanistan's capital.

Baird says Canada strongly condemns what he calls the "cowardly terrorist attack" in Kabul.

Baird's office says further information on those killed in the attack is not being made available.

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the restaurant that was filled with foreigners and affluent Afghans.

Officials say at the same time two gunmen entered through the back door and opened fire.

In all 16 people are confirmed dead.

The Taliban claimed responsibility within an hour of Friday's attack.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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