Afghanistan: At least 10 people were killed and 19 wounded in a Taliban-claimed attack at a private British security firm’s compound in Kabul, officials said Wednesday, without confirming the victims’ nationalities.
“10 dead, 19 wounded have been evacuated from site,” health ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh told AFP.
An interior ministry spokesman confirmed the toll but warned it could still change.
An initial statement released by Talking spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid on Twitter said:
Complex attack underway on military base of invaders named ‘Gorga’ in PD9 of #Kabul city.
Operation began with truck bomb removing all obstacles, killings tens of invaders/hirelings & clearing path for multiple martyrdom seekers to enter base & engage remaining enemy.
The attack was response to recent enemy atrocities against civilians in #Kandahar, #Nangarhar & #Helmand.
All martyrdom seekers that have entered military base are alive & targeting enemy personnel.
More details as information arrives.
A video filmed from near the attack site was uploaded online by a Twitter user.
— Farzana Shah (@Jana_Shah) November 28, 2018
In a statement, G4S confirmed that there has been an attack targeting their compound in Kabul.
UPDATE – 29th Nov 2018
According to latest reports from pro-government Afghan media, 19 people have been confirmed killed while 23 others are wounded. However, local hospital sources warn that the death toll could rise with time. At least 4 security guards posted at the compoud were also killed in the attack.
The identities and nationalities of the victims have not been disclosed yet.
According to pro-Taliban sources, the compound also hosted American and Israeli mercenaries, although ITCT Newsdesk could not immediately verify this information.
In a detailed statement released on Thursday, G4S confirmed that five of its employees have been killed while 32 others have been injured in the attack in Kabul.
Following is a detailed Taliban statement regarding the attack on G4S compound in Kabul. The attack killed one Briton and at least four other Afghan employees of G4S.
This is a developing story, more to come