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IMF representative killed in Kabul

January 18, 2014 08:54 IST

IMFThe International Monetary Fund on Friday said its resident representative in Afghanistan was one of the victims of a suicide bombing attack in Kabul that killed up to 15 people.

Wabel Abdallah, a 60-year-old Lebanese national, had been leading the IMF's office in the Afghan capital since 2008.

He was killed in the Friday attack on a popular Lebanese restaurant.

"This is tragic news, and we at the fund are all devastated," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a statement.

Anna Yukhananov in Washington
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