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Militants storms Chinese hotel in Afghanistan's capital Kabul

Militants storms Chinese hotel in Afghanistan's capital Kabul

By The South Asia Times

 

 

KABUL: At least five people including militants were killed and dozens of others wounded in an attack on Hotel in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday.

 

 

Terrorists targeted a hotel in the Shar-e-Naw area of Kabul and entered the building, a local official said.

 

“The attack has been ended and all three attackers have been killed.  All guests in the hotel were rescued and no foreigner was killed. Only 2 foreign guests were injured when they fell from a high roof,” Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman of Afghan Taliban said.

 

 

However, a local journalist Bilal Sarwary claimed that at least five people were killed and 34 other wounded in the attack.

 

 

“The  complex attack against a hotel took place in Share Naw, Kabul hotel was hosting mostly Chinese nationals in the heart of Kabul city.” A senior Taliban official in Kabul tells me,” Sarwary tweeted.

 

Video shared on social media, it is seen that smoke is rising from the building after the explosion, and sounds of firing are also heard.

 

According to local media, one Taliban security official also killed during fighting with terrorists while three others were wounded.

 

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, however all attack in the recent months had claimed by ISIS or Daesh. 

 

A resident told TOLOnews that two big blasts were heard followed by several small blasts. He said the building belongs to Chinese nationals.

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