Islamic State attacks private TV station in Afghanistan dressed as Police officers
Nov 07, 2017 World 6261 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Islamic State attacks private TV station in Afghanistan dressed as Police officers.
- 2 people killed and 20 injured.
- IS provides no evidence to back this claim.
Terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan where gunmen who were disguised as Police officers attacked a private TV station and opened fire staff after killing a security
This attack took place in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Tuesday and although IS has claimed responsibility for the attack, they have provided no evidence to support this claim.
After a sporadic gun battle lasting about two hours, Afghan special forces suppressed the attack on Shamshad TV, a private Pashto-language broadcaster based close to the national stadium. Police said at least two people were killed and 20 wounded.
“People dressed in police clothes came in and initially threw hand grenades, which killed one of our guards and wounded another,” Abed Ehsas, Shamshad’s news director told broadcaster Tolo News TV.
“Others got into our building and started firing. Some of our colleagues were hit, though, thank God, many others managed to get out. Some were wounded by gunshots, falling glass and when they jumped from higher floors.”