Two Canadians accountants in Gatineau firm among 21 killed in Afghan explosion

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Two Canadians accountants in Gatineau firm among 21 killed in Afghan explosion

OTTAWA - Two accountants from a Gatineau, Que., firm were among those who died in a brutal suicide attack on Friday at a restaurant in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul.

Pierre Samson, the head of Samson and Associates, says two his employees — a man from Gatineau and another from Ottawa — were killed in the attack.

Samson says the two men were doing auditing work for the Canadian International Development Agency.

He says they were having dinner when the bomb went off.

Samson didn't identify the men because his firm is still trying to get in touch with family members.

Afghan police say 21 police were killed a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the restaurant, which was filled with foreigners and affluent Afghans, while two gunmen snuck in through the back door and opened fire.

It's the deadliest violence against foreign civilians in the country since the start of the war nearly 13 years ago.

Three United Nations personnel and the International Monetary Fund's representative in Afghanistan were among those killed, officials said.

Organizations: Samson and Associates, Canadian International Development Agency, United Nations International Monetary Fund

Geographic location: Gatineau, OTTAWA, Afghanistan Kabul

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