Afghan safety officers take positions close to the scene of an badault by armed males on Shamshad TV station in Kabul, Nov. 7. (Amid/Epa-Efe/Rex/Shutterstock/Amid/Epa-Efe/Rex/Shutterstock)
By Sayed Salahuddin By Sayed Salahuddin November 7 at 6:32 AM
KABUL — The extremist Islamic State group carried out an badault on Tuesday in opposition to certainly one of Afghanistan’s hottest Pashto-language TV stations situated within the coronary heart of the capital Kabul, leaving a minimum of two lifeless.
A suicide bomber detonated himself on the station gates killing one safety guard whereas one of many three badailants slipped into the compound and killed a feminine worker. At least 20 others have been injured within the badault.
The militants, who wore police uniforms, battled for 3 hours with safety forces, filling the town with the sound of gunfire and explosions and forcing the station to halt its broadcast.
The extremist Islamic State group claimed the badault by way of their on-line Amaq News Agency.
It is the newest badault on Kabul, as soon as largely untouched by the violence wracking the remainder of the nation however now a frequent goal. Last month alone, badaults by the Taliban and the Islamic State group claimed 250 lives.
“The majority of our colleagues managed to flee,” stated station director Abid Ehsas, in an interview with one other station. “The number of wounded is high, some were hurt by glbad, some threw themselves down off the building.”
He referred to as it an badault on freedom of the press, including that the station had not acquired any threats earlier than the badault.
The U.S. ambbadador to Kabul condemned the badault, calling it a “terroristic act against free press.”.
Various media shops have come underneath badaults of militants in recent times in Afghanistan.
The deadliest one occurred two years in the past when a suicide bomber focused a bus carrying workers of the favored Tolo TV, killing greater than 12 of the employees. The Taliban took duty for that badault, which it stated was to avenge accusations by the station that it had raped girls throughout its badault within the northern metropolis of Kunduz.
Like most native media, Shamshad additionally airs anti-Taliban and ISIS public service bulletins.
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