TV station attacked in Kabul, many feared dead  
November 7th, 2017 at 2:17 pm
TV station attacked in Kabul, many feared dead  

International desk – Five people have reportedly been killed after terrorists storm a television station in Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, media reports said.

The attackers threw grenades and fired guns as they entered the Shamshad TV headquarters, BBC reported quoting witnesses. Many people were injured, according to the broadcaster.

A reporter who managed to escape said the attackers were still inside the building with gunfire being heard.

More than 100 employees are thought to be inside the building. It is not clear who was behind the attack.

Police could not say exactly the number of attackers and casualties.

A spokesman for the chief of Kabul police said one of the attackers had been killed by Afghan forces. Security personnel are trying to regain control of the building.

Shamshad TV quickly went off air after the attack began.

“Some of my colleagues were killed and injured. I managed to escape,” Hashmat Istankzai, a reporter for the Pashto-language channel, said.

Kabul has been targeted repeatedly in recent months by the Taliban and so-called Islamic State militants. Afghanistan is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists and media workers.