At least four Indians are among five foreigners killed in an attack on a guesthouse during an hours-long siege that ended early this morning in Afghanistan capital here.
"There have been a few Indian casualties among others at Kabul," Indian ambassador to Afghanistan Kabul Amar Sinha said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently on a trip to China, expressed his concern in a tweet.
In the aircraft I got news about the attack in Kabul. Am concerned about the situation & I pray for everyone's safety.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 13, 2015
So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the siege on the Park Palace guesthouse. It has guest rooms for visitors and a residential area for those who live full time in Kabul, including foreign aid workers.
The siege began last evening at 8, when gunmen stormed the Park Palace Guest House. Afghan special forces arrived on the scene and killed three armed assailants after five hours of gunfire, said Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi.
Security forces rescued more than 50 people from the hotel, including guests who were trapped inside.