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UN: 6 workers dead in attack on Kabul guest house

UN: 6 workers dead in attack on Kabul guest house

The United Nations says six of its staff members are dead after an early morning attack on a guest house in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
U.N. spokesman Adrian Edwards said the world body has confirmed six deaths among its workers and that nine others are injured.
Edwards says the house was on fire and that officials are still trying to account for a couple of other workers who were housed there. He did not know their nationalities but said they were non-Afghans.
Afghan police earlier said seven people died in the attack.
A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack.
Edwards said, "This has clearly been a very serious incident for us. We've not had an incident like this in the past."