Book of condolence for Kabul victim

Published Wednesday, 22 January 2014
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A book of condolence will open later in Limavady for a former soldier who was killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.

Book of condolence for Kabul victim
Simon Chase, who was killed in Afghanistan. (© Family photo)

Simon Chase, a father of two, worked as a nightclub doorman in the town before taking up work in the security industry in Kabul.

It was agreed by a unanimous decision at Tuesday night's meeting of Limavady Borough Council to open the book.

Twenty-one people in total were killed in the gun and bomb attack at the restaurant in the capital Kabul on Friday night. A senior IMF official and four UN employees were among those who died.

The blast occurred at the Taverna du Liban restaurant, which is popular with tourists and westerners.

The suicide attacker detonated his explosives outside the gate of the heavily fortified restaurant, the deputy interior minister Mohammad Ayoub Salangi said on Saturday.

Two gunmen entered the restaurant and started shooting at people inside.

It is believed the gunmen were eventually shot dead by security forces when they arrived at the scene.

© UTV News
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