One foreigner, one Afghan killed in Kabul compound attack

The dead body of a foreigner lies on the ground after a Taliban attack on a foreign aid workers' guest house in the Afghan capital of Kabul November 29, 2014. (Reuters)

Taliban militants attacked a foreign compound in Kabul on Saturday, killing two people in the latest strike to hit the Afghan capital during the final weeks of NATO’s 13-year war against the insurgents.

“One Afghan and one foreigner, both working for a foreign organization, were killed,” Hashmat Stanakzai, spokesman for the Kabul police, told AFP.

He declined to identify the nationality of the foreigner or the targeted organization.

“Three suicide bombers targeted this building,” he said. “The Afghan security forces quickly reached the site of the attack, and started operations against them.

“Fighting was over after three hours, with all three militants killed. Six people were rescued.”

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed on Twitter that the targeted compound was a secret Christian missionary center and that a meeting of Australian visitors had been hit.

“A spate of deadly martyrdom attacks have rocked important enemy targets in recent days,” Mujahid added.

Kabul has been hit by at least nine attacks in the last two weeks, with targets including US military convoys, security contractor compounds and a female Afghan member of parliament.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44