Armed men opened fire on Monday internal a resort in central Kabul properly-most in vogue by Chinese language nationals in an assault that ended when a minimal of three gunmen were killed by security forces, the Taliban-bustle administration stated.Two foreigners were injured whereas searching to interrupt out by jumping from the resort balcony, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid wrote on Twitter.
Kabul’s Emergency Sanatorium reported receiving 21 casualties — 18 injured and three unimaginative on arrival. Taliban sources stated the assault changed into implemented at Longan Resort where Chinese language and different foreigners on the total protect.
Videos posted on Twitter by a journalist in Kabul and verified by Reuters showed smoke billowing out of 1 of the ground amid sounds of gunshots, whereas a particular person changed into seen searching to interrupt out the assault by jumping out of a resort window.
The assault came a day after China’s ambassador met the Afghan deputy international minister to keep up a correspondence about security-associated matters and sought more consideration on the protection of its embassy.
8 Pakistanis, 1 Afghan unimaginative in border conflictUnsuitable-border shelling and gunfire between Afghanistan and Pakistan killed eight Pakistani civilians and one Afghan soldier on Sunday, officials on all sides of the frontier stated, with all sides accusing the synthetic of starting up the combating.The Pakistan navy stated Afghan border forces had opened “unprovoked and indiscriminate fire of heavy weapons including artillery/mortar on to the civilian population” on the Chaman border crossing, which hyperlinks Pakistan’s western Balochistan province with Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province.
Eight civilians were killed and 17 wounded on the Pakistani facet by Afghan fire, main Pakistani troops to retaliate, the Pakistan defense force stated in a assertion.Pakistani High Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated the killings “deserve the strongest condemnation”.”The Afghan meantime govt may maybe maybe presumably serene make sure that that such incidents are not repeated,” he stated in a assertion.Haji Zahid, a spokesman for Kandahar’s governor, stated the combating started after Pakistan objected to Afghan forces constructing a brand recent checkpoint.
“They did not wish us to compose these posts on our facet of the border,” he suggested Reuters, including it led to a two-hour long gun fight.
Kandahar police spokesman Hafiz Saber stated one Afghan soldier changed into killed and 10 of us, including three civilians, were wounded.
Afghanistan and Pakistan have for a few years had territorial disputes at their border and the Chaman crossing changed into closed for a complete lot of days after the same clashes .
Chaman is the 2d-greatest industrial border point between the 2 countries after Torkham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
It’s some distance an foremost supply of customs income for the cash-strapped govt in Afghanistan. Associated Press
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