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U.S. Commander Predicts More Afghan Suicide Attacks

The scene of recent attack in Kabul.
The scene of recent attack in Kabul.
The second-ranking U.S. military commander in Afghanistan has predicted more attacks like the suicide assault last week on a Kabul restaurant that killed 21 civilians, many of them foreigners.

Army Lieutenant General Mark Milley told reporters at the Pentagon via video from his headquarters in Kabul that the Taliban attack on the Lebanese restaurant in Kabul was designed to create an atmosphere of fear and insecurity as international forces withdraw from the country.

Milley says he expects more of what he called "suicide-type, high-profile spectacular attacks."

He also said he expects the targets to include civilians as well as Afghan security forces, Afghan government officials, and U.S. and other foreign troops.

With reporting by AP