Kabul: A loud blast and gunfire shots were heard near a guest house popular with Chinese business visitors here on Monday afternoon.
As per local TOLO news, the residents of the Shahr-e Naw area of Kabul confirmed they heard a blast and sporadic gunfire.
However, the security officials are yet to comment.
Visuals showed the blaze in some of the floors of the attacked building and smoke billowing out from there.
A Taliban source based in neighbouring Pakistan told news agency AFP that an unknown number of attackers had entered the hotel. “An operation has been launched against the attackers. Firing continues,” he said.
Kabul Security Dept’s Spox Khalid Zadran said that the security forces have arrived in the area and a clearing operation is underway.
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