SA father, son, daughter killed in Kabul attack

2014-11-30 10:46

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A Taliban attack on a foreign compound in Kabul yesterday killed a South African father, son and daughter, police said, without giving further details about their age or identity.

“Four people, including three foreign nationals – the head of a foreign organisation, his son and his daughter – and one Afghan were killed in yesterday’s attack,” General Zahir Zahir, Kabul police chief, told reporters, adding they were from South Africa.

Zahir resigned later today after a spate of attacks in the city in recent weeks.

“General Zahir Zahir told the interior ministry he no longer wanted to continue his job. The minister has accepted his resignation,” Kabul police spokesperson Hashmat Stanakzai told AFP.

Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid claimed on Twitter that the compound hit yesterday was that of a secret Christian missionary group and that a meeting of Australian visitors had been hit.

The US-led Nato combat mission in Afghanistan will end on December 31 and be replaced by a follow-on mission supporting the Afghan army and police, who have taken over responsibility for thwarting the Taliban.

The department of international relations said it checking up on reports that the three South Africans were killed, Sapa reported.

“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.”

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