SA dad, kids killed in Kabul - reports

2014-11-30 10:53

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.

Read more on:    afghanistan  |  sa  |  security

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.