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Three suicide bombers attack a private company in S Afghanistan: Official

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13:44, August 16, 2011

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Three suicide bombers attacked a private security firm in Kandahar province 450 km south of capital city Kabul Monday night, police said Tuesday.

"A group of terrorists composed of three suicide bombers raided a private company namely 'Supreme' at around 09:00 p.m. local time Monday night but all the attackers were killed," deputy to provincial police chief Shir Shah Yusufzai told Xinhua.

One of the attackers, he added blew himself up next to the entrance while the remaining two were shot dead by security forces.

Meantime, an official who declined to be identified said that four people possibly the guards of the company were killed and few others sustained injuries.

Taliban outfit has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Qari Yusuf Ahmadi who claims to speak for the Taliban militants, in talks with media via telephone from unknown location said that three Taliban fighters carried out the attack and inflicted huge casualties to Afghan and foreigners working for the Supreme company which located close to Kandahar airport.

The Taliban outfit a day earlier on Sunday carried out multiple suicide attacks in Charikar city 55 km north Afghan capital Kabul which left 25 people including six attackers dead and injured 37 others.

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