Washington (ANTARA News/AFP) - The International Monetary Funds representative in Afghanistan was killed in the attack on a Kabul restaurant friday that left at leat 14 dead, the IMF said.

The Fund said its resident representative in Afghanistan, Lebanese national Wabel Abdallah, 60, died in the bombing and shooting by Taliban suicide attackers on the popular restaurant.

"This is tragic news, and we at the fund are all devastated," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a statement.

"Our hearts go out to Wabels family and friends, as well as the other victims of this attack."

Abdallah had been the IMFs resident representative in the country since June 2008, and had worked with the Fund since 1993, especially in its Middle East activities.(*)

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