Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that reported to the President of Ukraine about the death of six citizens of Ukraine in an attack on a hotel in Kabul. «Working with law enforcement agencies of Afghanistan, to clarify the circumstances of this terrorist act», — quotes the Minister of foreign Affairs of the website of «Ukrainian truth».
On the website of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine States that the attacks claimed the lives of the citizens of Ukraine, but the number of deaths is not specified.
Consul of Ukraine in Tajikistan took off to Kabul.
However, Kabul police told the BBC that the attack killed nine citizens of Ukraine, a German citizen, a citizen of Greece and a citizen of Kazakhstan. The nationality of the two victims is not yet established.
As it was reported earlier on Sunday, Afghanistan’s security services have freed the militants captured the building of the hotel Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, the terrorists were killed. From were rescued 153 people, including 41 foreign.
The hotel Manager, who managed to escape, told the media that the gunmen entered the hotel through the kitchen. Release operation of the hotel lasted about 12 hours.
The attack occurred a day after the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan issued a warning about possible terrorist attacks in the country’s hotels. In 2011, the Intercontinental Hotel was attacked by the Taliban, despite the fact that it is considered one of the most secure buildings in Kabul.
TV channel Tolo News, citing a source in law enforcement structures of Afghanistan reported that the attack killed at least 43 people. According to official figures, killed 18 people, 14 of them are foreign nationals.