SA dad, kids killed in Kabul - reports

2014-11-30 10:53

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Johannesburg - The department of international relations was on Sunday checking up on reports that three South Africans were killed in an attack in Afghanistan.

"We are still trying to get information. But it is a weekend, so it will be difficult," said department spokesperson Clayson Monyela.

"And even if we do get information, we won't release it until the next of kin are informed."

The Associated Press on Sunday reported that three South African nationals and one Afghan were killed in an attack on a guesthouse in the capital Kabul.

The chief of Kabul police, General Mohammed Zahir, said that the head of an international aid group was killed, along with his son and daughter, on Saturday.

He gave no ages for the children, and did not identify the organisation.

Zahir said one of the three attackers wore a police uniform.

The attack was the second in as many days on guesthouses occupied by foreigners, and comes amid a spike in violence in the Afghan capital.

The US and Nato formally end their 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan on December 31.

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