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5 Killed As Kabul Suicide Attack Hits British Embassy Vehicle

Five people, including one foreign diplomat, were killed and 30 people were injured. Update: The UK's foreign secretary has confirmed that the diplomat was British.

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The BBC reported that the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. The group has stepped up its attacks in the country as most foreign troops prepare to leave next month.

Officials at the UK Foreign Office told CNN they were "aware of an attack on a British embassy vehicle. We are now working with the Afghan authorities to establish more details."

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed that the foreign diplomat is a UK national. He said that another member of the British embassy staff, an Afghan national, was also killed in the attack.

Francis Whittaker is a homepage editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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