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One police killed, 4 injured in Kabul terrorist attack against foreign Hotel

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: At least one police was killed and four others injured in a Monday terrorist attack against the Northgate compound in the ninth jurisdiction of Kabul city, police said.

Three terrorists stormed a foreigner logistic camp called Northgate compound at 1:30am.

An explosive-laden mini-truck targeted the wall of Northgate compound in the area of after while two other terrorists started firing at the guards.

Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said that police patrolling near the scene and they immediately confronted the attackers.

“Both terrorists could hide themselves in another private compound and started to firing against police due to darkness of the night, police stopped operation until 3:30am to prevent from casualties for police and guests,” he mentioned.

He said that at the early morning the special police forces started operation against terrorists in the compound and after few hours, the terrorists were killed at 7:00am.

Rahimi furthered that one police was killed and four others injured, but nobody inside the compound was harmed.

The camp is home to internal and foreigner logistics companies. There is also a guesthouse inside the compound as well.

Eyewitnesses said the compound had sustained heavy damages especially some oil vehicles destroyed.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that the area “was a place of luxury for foreigners” and it was far from civilian homes.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, alleged that over 100 foreign invaders and guests were killed and wounded in the compound.

“Our hospitals have received no civilian or military injured yet if they received we would inform media soon,” said Ismail Kawoosi, spokesman for the ministry of public health.

It is pertaining to mention that as the result of the massive explosion a power line also cut off and majority of Kabul areas faced with lack of electricity.

Taliban had targeted on the compound in July 2013, in which five security guards were killed and tens injured.

Kabul has recently witnessed bloody attacks as two weeks ago, Daesh insurgents targeted the Enlightening Movement at Dehmazang square where 80 protests were killed and around 300 injured.

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