Greek Citizen Among Kabul Hotel Shooting Victims

According to a BBC eyewitness report and local police sources, a Greek citizen is among the victims of Saturday’s shooting spree in capital Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant.

According to the report, fourteen foreigners are confirmed to have died, along with four Afghans. Kabul police told the BBC that nine Ukrainians, one German, one Greek and one Kazakh citizen had been confirmed dead. Two have yet to be identified.

Three attackers were also killed in the siege, officials said. Ten people, including four civilians, were injured.

Local authorities in Afghanistan have yet to release more information, including the names of the victims, so that the identity of the alleged Greek victim can be made known.

The Taliban, which targeted the hotel in 2011, says it was behind the latest attack. A spokesman said in a statement quoted by AFP that the group had “killed tens of foreign invaders and their puppets”.

The gunmen burst into the six-floor hotel at around 21:00 local time (16:30 GMT) on Saturday evening, as guests were enjoying dinner.

As of Sunday night, there has been no official announcement from the Greek Foreign ministry to either confirm, or deny the BBC report.

(Source: BBC)


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