Kabul hotel frequented by Chinese attacked; three gunmen killed

Armed males opened fire on Monday inside a hotel in main Kabul popular with Chinese nationals in an attack that ended when a minimum of 3 shooters were eliminated by security forces, the Taliban-run administration stated. Two immigrants were hurt while attempting to get away by leaping from the hotel terrace, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid composed on Twitter.
Kabul’s Emergency Hospital reported getting 21 casualties– 18 hurt and 3 dead on arrival. Taliban sources stated the attack was performed at Longan hotel where Chinese and other immigrants typically remain.
Videos published on Twitter by a reporter in Kabul and confirmed by Reuters revealed smoke rippling out of among the floorings amidst noises of gunshots, while an individual was seen attempting to leave the attack by leaping out of a hotel window.
The attack came a day after China’s ambassador fulfilled the Afghan deputy foreign minister to talk about security-related matters and looked for more attention on the security of its embassy.

8 Pakistanis, 1 Afghan dead in border clash

Cross-border shelling and shooting in between Afghanistan and Pakistan eliminated 8 Pakistani civilians and one Afghan soldier on Sunday, authorities on both sides of the frontier stated, with each side implicating the other of beginning the battling. The Pakistan army stated Afghan border forces had actually opened “unprovoked and indiscriminate fire of heavy weapons consisting of artillery/mortar on to the civilian population” at the Chaman border crossing, which connects Pakistan’s western Balochistan province with Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province.

Eight civilians were eliminated and 17 injured on the Pakistani side by Afghan fire, leading Pakistani soldiers to strike back, the Pakistan armed force stated in a statement.Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated the killings “should have the greatest condemnation”. ” The Afghan interim federal government ought to make sure that such events are not duplicated,” he stated in a declaration. Haji Zahid, a spokesperson for Kandahar’s guv, stated the combating started after Pakistan challenged Afghan forces developing a brand-new checkpoint.
” They didn’t desire us to construct these posts on our side of the border,” he informed Reuters, including it resulted in a two-hour long weapon fight.
Kandahar authorities spokesperson Hafiz Saber stated one Afghan soldier was eliminated and 10 individuals, consisting of 3 civilians, were injured.
Afghanistan and Pakistan have for years had territorial disagreements at their border and the Chaman crossing was closed for numerous days after comparable clashes.
Chaman is the second-largest business border point in between the 2 nations after Torkham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
It is a crucial source of custom-mades earnings for the cash-strapped federal government in Afghanistan. Associated Press

( This story has actually not been modified by Business Standard personnel and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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