Four Indians Killed In Terrorist Attack On Kabul Guesthouse

14/05/2015 9:07 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Afghan members of a special reaction team are deployed at the scene of an attack on a guesthouse by Taliban gunmen in Kabul on March 28, 2014. Gunfire and explosions rocked Kabul as Taliban militants attacked a guesthouse used by foreigners, the latest violence to rock the Afghan capital just over a week before the presidential election. US-based aid group Roots for Peace, which works to replace minefields with vineyards, said that its guesthouse was under attack in Kabul, and that at least three Afghans were wounded. AFP PHOTO/WAKIL KOHSAR (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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