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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban attackers set off a truck bomb early Tuesday and killed five security guards at a NATO supplier's compound in Kabul, the latest in a series of bold attacks on high profile targets in the Afghan capital.The attacks have driven home that the Taliban have no intention of ending the violence, even though they have indicated they are willing to talk peace and have opened an office in Qatar for that purpose."This (attack) has no link to the peace process," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told The Associated Press in a telephone call. Attacks "will continue all over the country occupied by the foreigners," he said.Before dawn, a suicide bomber drove a small truck packed with explosives to the outer gate of the logistics center used to supply NATO troops and detonated it, said Kabul provincial police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi. The explosion blasted a huge crater in the ground and damaged a guard tower.Two truck drivers waiting to enter the compound were killed in the blast along with the bomber, he said.
Scot Mark Duffus dies in Afghanistan suicide bombingA Scot from Moray has been killed in Afghanistan.Mark Duffus, 41, from Forres was working a security contractor.He was among at least seven people who died in a suicide attack on the Kabul base of a logistics firm supplying Nato forces in Afghanistan.Five guards, four of them Nepali, were among those killed in the gun and bomb attack, which happened early on Tuesday.The Kabul police chief told the BBC the four insurgents, who were all killed, had a truck full of explosives.Smoke was seen rising above the scene of the attack in the north of the city.Reports suggested the bombers' vehicle was stopped outside the facility by guards.