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Militants attack bank in southern Afghanistan

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By Euronews
Militants attack bank in southern Afghanistan

<p>At least seven people have died and dozens others were wounded when suspected Taliban militants attacked a bank in the south of Afghanistan.</p> <p>According to Afghan officials four Taliban fighters stormed a branch of the Kabul bank, one detonated a suicide bomb whilst the others fought with security forces.</p> <p>The firefight ended in the deaths of all four Taliban members.</p> <p>One of the guards explains his version of the events.</p> <p>“I was at the second gate of the Kabul bank when suddenly suicide attackers riding motorbikes entered the first gate. I tried to pick up my gun but they opened fire and entered the building. As a result of the gun fire my friend, who was a guard, was killed and I escaped from the area.”</p> <p>The Taliban in southern Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the attack.</p> <p>It comes less than two weeks before the scheduled withdrawal of Nato troops, raising fears of increased Taliban violence.</p>