TV Employees Back At Work Soon After Attack

Journalists and other employees from Shamshad TV Network in Kabul said on Tuesday afternoon that despite being in a state of shock, following the attack on their compound earlier in the day, they went back on air as they were committed to their work and to promoting freedom of speech in war-torn Afghanistan.

At least one employee of the network was killed and 20 others wounded in a coordinated attack by militants on Tuesday morning.

Many families gathered outside Kabul hospitals searching for their relatives employed at the TV station. Among them was a woman who said her daughter worked in the dubbing department.

“When I picked him (one of the guards) up, his pocket was torn… We took him to the car; he asked for water. We took him to the hospital,” said Bismillah Amiri, a cameraman.

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ISIS release photo of suicide bombers who attacked Iraq embassy in Kabul

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS-Khurasan, released the picture of the two suicide bombers who attacked the embassy of Iraq in Kabul on Monday.

The photo purportedly shows two young men who carried out the suicide attack on the Iraqi embassy.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) spokesman Najib Danish told reporters that the attack was launched by two suicide bombers at around 11 am local time.

He said at least two local workers of the embassy were killed and two others belonging to the national police and police special forces were wounded in the attack.

Danish further added that the security forces arrived in the area immediately after the attack was launched and evacuated the Iraqi ambassador, his deputy, and diplomats of the embassy.
According to Danish the attack was ended after the Afghan security forces eliminated all the remaining attackers during the gun battle.

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90 killed, over 350 wounded in Kabul explosion

A heavy explosion rocked Kabul city earlier today leaving at least 90 people dead and over 350 others wounded.

The Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the incident has taken place close to the Zanbaq square in the 10th police district of the city.

He said a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives in the area.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health Wahid Majroh confirmed that 80 people were killed 350 others were wounded although he added that the number may change as the victims have been shifted to various hospitals.

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