Official: Suicide attack on Kabul TV station

2017-11-07 11:06
Afghan security personnel take a position near the Shamshad Television after an attack in Kabul. (Rahmat Gul, AP)

Afghan security personnel take a position near the Shamshad Television after an attack in Kabul. (Rahmat Gul, AP)

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Kabul - A police official says three people including a suicide bomber have attacked a TV station in the capital Kabul.

Officer Jan Agha says the gunmen attacked the Shamshad station on November 7 and a gun battle is ongoing inside the station compound. It was unclear whether any of the station's staffers were killed or wounded.

Agha says the first attacker was a suicide bomber. Najib Danishe, spokesperson for the Interior Ministry, says there were three attackers and one of whom was killed by police.

Danishe says at least some of the TV staff was rescued by the police but he did not elaborate.

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