Shootings, explosion in Kabul foreigner residence building
Kabul is shaken by an explosion that targeted a foreigners' residence housing Chinese and other nationals, sources revealed.
Armed men on Monday opened fire inside a building in central Kabul that housed some foreigners, two Taliban sources told Reuters.
#Kabul Chinese Hotel Shar e Naw pic.twitter.com/6CuYmA6bO2— Raza Sahibzada (@RazaSahibzada1) December 12, 2022
📹 | Local media reports attack on a Chinese hotel in #Afghanistan's capital #Kabul.pic.twitter.com/tIUP1wF4Y0— EHA News (@eha_news) December 12, 2022
"It was a very loud explosion and then there was a lot of gunfire," a witness told AFP, while local media also reported similar details.
Armed attackers have reportedly entered a heavily guarded hotel known as “Chinese Hotel” housing Chinese and other international guests in Kabul. pic.twitter.com/rWwAEnMX3k— [email protected] (@jamyawan55) December 12, 2022
Residents of the Shahr-e-Naw area in central Kabul said shootings continued in the area after a powerful explosion. They said the attack was carried out at a hotel where Chinese and other foreigners usually stay.
A spokesperson for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
More updates to follow...