| GEO World|
Kabul attack kills two as Afghan civilian casualites rise
| Updated at: 0116 PST, Wednesday, August 11, 2010|
KABUL: Taliban suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance of a Kabul guesthouse Tuesday, killing two drivers, hours after a UN study announced the highest civilian casualty figures in the Afghan war.
Two bombers struck near a villa used by Western private security company Hart, killing civilian drivers for the contractor, according to the head of police criminal investigations in the Afghan capital.
"There were two suicide bombers who detonated themselves at the entrance. Two drivers were killed and a security guard was injured," police chief Sayed Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada told reporters.
The UN report said civilian casualties had risen by a third in the first six months of 2010 with insurgents killing seven times more civilians than NATO-led troops.
"We are very concerned about the future because the human cost of this conflict is unfortunately being paid too heavily by the civilian Afghans," UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura told a news conference in Kabul.