ISIS Attack on Kabul TV Station, 2 Killed


Kabul: Two people had been killed and 20 wounded after ISIS stormed Shamshad TV office in Kabul. ISIS has said it is behind a suicide bombing and gun attack on a TV station in Kabul in which gunmen dressed as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff.

“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.

“After that, 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 high floors.”

During the attack, a Special Forces unit blasted a hole in the concrete wall around the compound and entered the site amid a crack of gunfire.
At least one attacker was killed during the operation, while another was killed at the compound entrance. In a statement on its news agency Amaq, Isis claimed to have killed as many as 20 people, without providing evidence.